Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Vittorio Grassi

[Italy] (b 1878/d 1958)

Vittorio  Grassi was an Italian Painter, illustrator and Decorator.. worked at the 'Officina carte e valori della Banca d'Italia" where he searched for Typographical means to stop Bank note falsification.. in his free time he continued to pursue his real vocation as a painter...it is the time of his first exhibitions in Rome that largely contributed to rapidly increase his Artistic reputation..he started to work also as illustrator for several Magazines and giving the first steps into the Interior Decoration of  houses and buildings... from 1900 on , he begin to spent some time as scenarist for plays as Macbeth from Verdi and others... also worked with ceramics and as a Professor in the Rome Fine Arts Academy and in the Superior School of Architecture...


Italy 1911 "Jubilee of the kingdom of Italy" (4,4,2) [Engr (A. Repettati)][Recess] Sc(121,122)

Italy 1922 "50th Anniversary of Mazzini's Death" (3,3,3) [Engr (A. Blasi)][Typo] Sc(140,...,142)

Italy 1953  "Italia" (9,1) [Photo] Sc(626,...,633) [ several issues of this stamp with different sizes, printings and colors were made until 1977 ]

Italy 1953 "Antonello Exhibition, Messina" (1) [Photo] Sc(621)

Italy 1953 "20th 'Mille Miglia' Car Race" (1) [Photo] Sc(622)

Italy 1953 "Creation of the Order of  Meritorious Labor" (1) [Photo] Sc(623)

Italy 1953 "Birth Tricentenary of Corelli (Composer)" (1) [Photo] Sc(624)

Italy 1953 "4th Anniversary of the Atlantic Pact" (2,1) [Photo] Sc(637,638)

Italy 1953 "5th Centenary of the Birth of Signorelli" (1) [Photo] Sc(639)

Italy 1954 "Encouragement  to Tax Payers" (1) [Photo] Sc(651)

Italy 1954 "10th Anniversary of the Resistance Movement" (1) [Photo] Sc(653)

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