Thursday, July 24, 2014

Pierre Gandon

[France] (b 1899/ d 1990)

was a French illustrator and engraver of postage stamps. He was born January 20, 1899 in L'Haÿ-les-Roses (Val-de-Marne) and died July 23, 1990.
His father Gaston Gandon was himself an engraver at the Institut de gravure of Paris and designed stamps for some countries and two for France (Le Burelé 50 Francs in 1936 and the cathedral of Strasbourg in 1939).
Pierre Gandon studied in Paris at the École Estienne, then at the École des Beaux-Arts. He won his first of many prizes in 1921 : the Prix de Rome.
Gandon answered an advertisement in a paper and finally obtained the right to design "Femme indigène", his first postage stamp series issued 1941 in the French colony of Dahomey.
The same year was issued his first stamp for France : the coat of arms of Reims.
Four times he received the Grand Prix de l'Art philatélique during his career that includes three French definitive stamps series :
Marianne de Gandon series issued at the end of the Second World War,
Sabine de Gandon series inspired by Jacques-Louis David's The Intervention of the Sabine Women, issued during the 1970s,
and Liberté de Gandon series inspired by Eugène Delacroix's Liberty Leading the People. He was 82 years old when he engraved this stamp.

His last stamp was issued for the Journée du timbre 1983.


France 1945/1947 "Marianne De Gandon" [Perf 14 x 13.5] [Typo] Sc(524,...,547)
France 1945/1946 "Marianne De Gandon" [Perf 14 x 13] [Engr] Sc(548,...,552)
France 1945 "Marianne De Gandon" [Perf 13] [Engr] Sc(553,...,556)
France 1947 "Marianne De Gandon" [Perf 14 x 13.5] [Typo] Sc(577,...,580)
France 1947 "Marianne De Gandon" [Perf 13] [Engr] Sc(590)
France 1948 "Marianne De Gandon" [Perf 14 x 13.5] [Typo] Sc(594,...,602)
France 1949 "Marianne De Gandon" [Perf 14 x 13] [Engr] Sc(614,615)
France 1951 "Marianne De Gandon" [Perf 14 x 13.5] [Typo] Sc(650,...,654)

France 1946 "Greek Mithology [AIR ]" (4) [Perf 13.5][Engr (Pierre Gandon)] Sc(C18,...,C21)

France 1948 "Sites Et Monuments (Abbaye de Conques - Aveyron)" (1) [Perf 13][Intaglio (Pierre Gandon)] Sc(593)

France 1949 "Sites Et Monuments (Saint-Bertrand-de-Comminges)" (1) [Perf 13][Intaglio (Pierre Gandon)] Sc(630)

France 1951 "Sites Et monuments (Chateau Bontemps, Arbois)" (1) [Perf 13] [Intaglio (Pierre Gandon)]  Sc(658)

France 1952 "Sites Et Monuments (Chambord - Châteaux de la Loire)" (1) [Perf 13][Intaglio (Pierre Gandon)] Yt (924)

France 1954 "Série des productions françaises de luxe" (5) [Perf 13][Intaglio (Jules Piel)] Yt (970,...,974)

France 1960 "Sites Et Monuments (Fougères/Le Château)" (1) [Perf 13] [Intaglio (Pierre Gandon)] Yt(1236)

France 1967 "Tenth Death Anniv of Robert Esnault-Pelterie (rocket pioneer)" (1) [Perf 13][Intaglio (Pierre Gandon)] Yt(1526)

France 1967 " Red Cross Fund. Ivories in Dieppe Museum" (2) [Perf 13] [Intaglio (Pierre Gandon)] Yt(1540,1541)

France 1972 "Sites Et Monuments (Château de Bazoches du Morvand (Nièvre))" (1) [Perf 13] [Intaglio (Pierre Gandon)] Yt(1726)

some images are credit of "Phil-Ouest- Les timbres de France"
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