Friday, November 7, 2014

Johannes Britze

[Denmark] (b 1895/d 1960)

Johannes Britze was born in Berlin in 1895 as the son of the engraver Friedrich Britze . In 1910 he moved with his parents to Copenhagen, where he initially studied engraving.After, he studied painting at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts ; during World War I he served in the German Army and after the war, he returned to Denmark and became a Danish Citizen. Resumed his studies at the Academy of Fine Arts ,and like his father, Johannes developed into a prominent bookplates Artist. He engraved all Danish stamps between 1933-44 and engraved the Swedish stamp "Public School 100 years".


Iceland 1935 "Landscapes" (2,2,2) [Recess (Danish Postal Administration)] Sc(193,194)

Iceland 1935 "Birth Centenary of Matthias Jochumsson (Poet)" (4,1) [Recess (Danish Postal Administration)] Sc(195,...,198)

Iceland 1937 "25th Anniversary of the Reign of Christian X" (3,1) [Engr (Johannes Britze)][Recess (Danish Postal Administration)] Sc(199,...,201)

Denmark 1938 "Return to Denmark of the Sculptor Bertel Thorvaldsen" (3,2,1) [Engr (Johannes Britze)] Sc(264,266)

Denmark 1939/1940 "Red Cross charity / Queen Alexandrine" (3,1) [Engr (Johannes Britze)] Sc(B9,...,B11)

Denmark 1942/1946 "King Cristian X" (11,1) [Engr (Johannes Britze)] Sc(280,...,287A)

Denmark 1944 "300th Anniversary of the Birth of Ole Roemer (Astronomer)" (1) [Engr (Johannes Britze)] Sc(293)

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