Friday, April 28, 2017


Stamp Designers From Pakistan

the Animated flag is credit of

Abdur Rahman Chughtai

[Pakistan] (b 1894/d 1975)

" Abdur Chughtai created his own unique, distinctive painting style influenced by Mughal art, miniature painting, Art Nouveau and Islamic art traditions. (...)  He was given the title of Khan Bahadur by the British Empire in India in 1934, awarded Pakistan's Hilal-i-Imtiaz in 1960, and the Presidential medal for Pride of Performance in 1958. (..) After completing his education at the Railway Technical School, Lahore, in 1911, Chughtai joined the Lahore Mayo School of Arts. (..) After leaving the school, he made a living for a while as a photographer and drawing teacher. He eventually became the head instructor in chromo-lithography at the Mayo School. (...) He had his first exhibition in 1920 at the Punjab Fine Art Society,and also exhibited with the Indian School of Oriental Art during the 1920s, by which time he had become quite renowned. (...) he predominantly worked with watercolors but Chughtai was also a print-maker, perfecting his etching skills in London during visits in the mid-1930s. After the creation of Pakistan in 1947, Chughtai came to be regarded as one of the most famous representatives of Pakistan ; his paintings were given to visiting heads of states and  Allama Iqbal, Pablo Picasso, Elizabeth II were amongst his admirers. (...) "


Pakistan 1948 "1st Anniversary of the Independence" (4,4,1) [Recess] Sc(23)

Pakistan 1951 "4th Anniversary of the Independence" (9,4,4) [Recess] Sc(55,...,62)

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Gerard Kiljan

[Netherlands] (b 1891/d 1968)

Telephone designed by the Artist
"After a thorough education on the Quellinusschool , Kiljan became an apprentice lithographer in the lithographic printing Faddegon in Amsterdam...He took classes at the Fine Arts Academy also in Amsterdam and reached high records for decorative signs in 1914 and 1916. (...) He then began to teach at the Academy in 1918 and in the Rotterdam Academy in 1920... in 1926 he began to work in the Advertising field, with several important contracts...(...) he was not so productive as some of his Art colleagues ,because he was more focused on Education and teaching..."


Netherlands 1931 "Child welfare" (4,4,4) [Photo] Sc(B50,...,B53)

Monday, April 24, 2017

Andreas Brylka

[Germany] (b 1931/d 2016)

"Brylka was born in modern day Poland and studied at the Leipzig Art school 'Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst' (...) later he worked in Hamburg at a well established publishing house..Brylka primarily use wood engraving as his main graphic technique,  which is used very seldom today. His work was focused almost entirely in Book illustration and Ex-Libris Design...


East Germany 1959 "Birds of the Homeland" (6,6,6) [Litho] Sc(444,...,449) [ image credit of ]

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