Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Anton Frommelt

[Liechtenstein] (b 1895/d 1975)

"Anton Frommelt grew up the 11th child in modest peasant circumstances in Schaan, Liechtenstein. After becoming a priest in 1920, he taught drawing at a lyceum in Schwyz (CH), before he was elected parish priest in Triesen. Here, he photographed his surroundings, the people in their every day life, at village celebrations or at work, but also people in need, in sickness and on their deathbed. Even these early photographs show Frommelt's artistic ideas and intentions. In 1928 Frommelt entered politics. Between 1933 and 1945 he dedicated his services to the country as President of the Liechtenstein parliament and Deputy Prime Minister. As a politician he played a substantial role in Liechtenstein's fate during World War II. (..) After the war ended, 50 year old Frommelt resigned from all political mandates to dedicate himself to painting. As an intermediary and consultant for art in public places and for the design of postage stamps, he acted as mentor to many regional artists. (...)"


Liechtenstein 1951 "Paintings" (Frames Des by Anton Frommelt) (3,3,3) [Photo (Courvoisier)] Sc(B19,...,B21) [ Image credit of Stampworld ]

Liechtenstein 1952 "Paintings" (Frames Des by Anton Frommelt) (3,3,3) [Photo (Courvoisier)] Sc(261,...,263)  [ Image credit of Stampworld ]

Liechtenstein 1953 "Paintings from Prince's Collection" (4,4,4) [(frames by Anton Frommelt)][Photo] Sc(266,...,269) [ Image credit of Stampworld ]

Liechtenstein 1953 "14th International Scout Conference" (4,1) [Recess (Waterlow and Sons Limited, London)] Sc(270,...,273)

Liechtenstein 1955 "10th Anniversary of Liechtenstein Red Cross" (4,4,4) [Photo (Courvoisier)] Sc(293,...,296) [ Image credit of Stampworld ]

Liechtenstein 1956 "150th Anniversary of the Sovereignty of Liechtenstein" (2,1) [Photo (Courvoisier)] Sc(301,302)

Liechtenstein 1957 "Liechtenstein Trees and Bushes" (3,3,3) [Photo (Courvoisier)] Sc(312,...,314) [ Image credit of Stampworld ]

 Liechtenstein 1957 "50th Anniversary of Boy Scout Movement and Birth Centenary of Lord Baden Powell" (2,2,2) [Photo (Courvoisier)] Sc(315,316)  [ Image credit of Stampworld ]

Liechtenstein 1957 "Christmas" (3,3,3) [Photo (Courvoisier)] Sc(317,...,319) [ Image credit of Stampworld ]

Liechtenstein 1958 "Liechtenstein Trees and Bushes (2nd series)" (3,3,3) [Photo (Courvoisier)] Sc(326,...,328) [ Image credit of Stampworld ]

Liechtenstein 1958 "Christmas" (3,3,3) [Photo (Courvoisier)] Sc(329,...,331) [ Image credit of Stampworld ]

[ UPDATE : just some minutes after sharing this post, I discovered that some of the stamps could have been designed by Anton Frommelt's nephew Martin... in a few days I will turn off this post to build it again, this time more accurately.. Sorry for this ERROR, and meanwhile please use this info with caution! ]

[NEW AND RECENT UPDATE : The ERROR is fixed, and all the stamps presented are now work of Anton Frommelt.. all the work presented in the original post (With Error) produced after 1958 was from Anton's nephew Martin Frommelt.. this was the mistake ... FIXED!! ]

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Liliane Magotte

[Belgium] (b ?)

"The Passion for Art began very early in Liliane's life with the first lessons of drawing and Painting at the Verviers  Academy at the age of 15... (..) she also initiated other studies of Plastic Arts that allow her to begin teaching...(..) Through out her career Liliane Magotte showed us all her Passion for the Plastic Arts , History of the Arts and Aesthetic, working specially with acrylics , watercolors and oil paintings...(..) since 2008 , she exhibited regularly in several different galleries...


Belgium 1979 "175th Anniversary of Verviers Chamber of Commerce" (1) [Photo] Sc(1033)

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Hans Erni [1st Part (Switzerland 1949/1995) ]

[Switzerland] (b 1909/d 2015)

"Hans Erni was a Swiss graphic designer, painter, illustrator, engraver and sculptor. Born in Lucerne, he studied art at the Académie Julian in Paris and later in Berlin.. (..) He is known for having illustrated postage stamps, for his lithographs for the Swiss Red Cross and for his participation on the Olympic Committee as well as for his activism.. Erni's 1939 works and first major public success was a mural titled Switzerland: "Vacation Land of the People"  that was commissioned and displayed at the national exhibition in Zürich. The Hans Erni Museum, situated in the grounds of the Swiss Museum of Transport in Lucerne, contains a large collection of artwork that he also designed ,like ceramics , theatre costumes and sets.. (..)  In 2004 he was awarded with the honorary citizenship of the city of Lucerne and On 10 January 2009 he received the SwissAward for lifetime accomplishment. (..) during his Artistic life, Hans Erni realized about 300 posters , several murals (for the Red Cross, the IOC, the United Nations, ICAO, and many public and private enterprises) , illustrated about 200 books and created many Postage stamps and medals ..(..)"


Switzerland 1949 "Air Mail/ Special Flights" (1) [Engr (A. Yersin)][Recess (illustration)][Typo (background)] Sc(C45)

Switzerland 1964 "Publicity Issue" (4,4,1) [Photo] Sc(435) [ Image credit of Stampworld ]

Switzerland 1972 "Celebrities" (5,5,5) [Engr (Karl Bickel)][Recess][Photo] Sc(546,...,550) [ Image credit of Stampworld ]

Switzerland 1975 "Publicity Issue" (4,4,1) [Photo (Courvoisier)] Sc(600)

Switzerland 1979 "Celebrities" (4,4,4) [Engr (P. Schopfer)][Recess] Sc(667,...,670) [ Image credit of Stampworld ]

Switzerland 1981 "50th Anniversary of SWISSAIR" (1) [Photo (Courvoisier)] Sc(B479)

Switzerland 1985 "Europa / Music Year" (2,2,2) [Photo (Courvoisier)] Sc(755,756) [ Image credit of Stampworld ]

Switzerland 1986 "Europa " (2,2,2) [Engr (Karl Bickel)][Recess][Litho] Sc(777,778) [ Image credit of Stampworld ]

Switzerland 1988 "Publicity Issue" (5,5,1) [Photo (Courvoisier)] Sc(821)

Switzerland 1990 "Celebrities" (4,4,4) [Engr (P. Schopfer)][Recess][Litho] Sc(863,.,866) [ Image credit of Stampworld ]

Switzerland 1995 "Europa / Peace and Freedom" (2,2,2) [Recess][Litho][Embossed] Sc(958,959) [ Image credit of Stampworld ]

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Federico Frigerio

[Italy] (b 1873/d 1959)

Project of a building dedicated to Alessandro Volta,work of Federico Frigerio

"After graduating in architecture in 1896 at the Politecnico di Milano , he obtained a degree also at the Brera Accademia , joining the rigorous technological training with a wide historical-artistic formation. (..) In 1910 Federico Frigerio projected and realized  the first building with structural parts in reinforced concrete, located in the city of Como , the Politeama theater. (..) Federico Frigerio's masterpiece is the Volta Temple in Como, wanted and funded by the entrepreneur Francesco Somaini to host the memorabilia of Alessandro Volta . Some of the volcanic memorabilia had been recovered by Frigerio himself from the fire of the Great Exposition pavilions of 1899 , built in Como to celebrate the centenary of the Volta Pile .(...) 


Italy 1949 "150th Anniversary of Volta's Discovery of the electric cell" (2,2,1) [Engr (O.Mele 20l)(M. Canfarini 50l)][Recess]  Sc(526,527)