Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Paul Landowski

[France] (b 1875/d 1961)

"Landowski was born in Paris of a Polish refugee father of the January Uprising, and a French mother. A graduate of the French National Academy, he won the Prix de Rome in 1900 with his statue of David, and went on to a fifty-five-year career. He produced over thirty five monuments in the city of Paris and twelve more in the surrounding area. Among those is the Art Deco figure of St. Genevieve on the 1928 Pont de la Tournelle. He also created 'Les Fantomes', the French Memorial to the Second Battle of the Marne which stands upon the Butte de Chalmont in Northern France.Landowski is widely known for the 1931 Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. A collaboration with civil engineer Heitor da Silva Costa; some sources indicate Landowski designed Christ's head and hands. (...) He also served as an art–juror with Florence Meyer Blumenthal in awarding the Prix Blumenthal, a grant given between 1919–1954 to young French painters, sculptors, decorators, engravers, writers and musicians.(...) [ Wikipedia ]


Brazil 1934 "Visit of Cardinal Pacelli" (2,1) [Recess (Casa Alexandre Ribeiro)] Sc(392,393)  [ this stamps were Designed in colaboration with Heitor  da Silva Costa ]

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