Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Antoon Molkenboer

[Netherlands] (b 1872/d 1960)

 "Molkenboer was a Portrait painter ,draftsman, printmaker, stained-glass wall painter, mozaïst, designer of costumes for masquerades, posters, book illustrations, bookplates, stamps and craft products (..) The ideas of his uncle Antoon Derkinderen had a significant influence on the development of  Molkenboer as an artist..(..) After successfully passed the training school and the National Academy of Fine Arts with Professor August Allebé as his tutor,  Antoon continued his studies at the Sorbonne in Paris and at The New York Student Art League. (..) After 1895 he became a political cartoonist and from 1900 to 1904 he designed for the Wagner Society all the costumes and sets for the performances at the City Theatre in Amsterdam .(..) Antoon was invited to work in the United States, to where he moved in 1906..In the New World, he led assignments for murals in Hollywood and the Majestic Theatre in Los Angeles, the Chamber of Commerce in Seattle, etc. (..) In the 20's ,the Dutch PTT invited Molkenboer to give shape to some postage stamps. (..) and he was also focused,since 1925, on mosaic art..(..) Molkenboer performed a large number of works, starting with his real first and also the largest dimensions mosaic, for H.Antonius Abbot Church in Scheveningen. (..) In 1925 he was commissioned for three stained-glass windows in the St.Fernandkerk to Arcachon in the south of France (..) In 1950 he made ​​his last monumental wall decorations (..) when he had already 78 years so he was helped in the implementation of this project by other Artists.."

Biography : Wikipedia
Detailed biography and photo : ilibrariana.wordpress.com

Netherlands 1925 "Child Welfare" (3,3,3) [Photo] Sc(B9,...,B11)

Netherlands 1926 "Child Welfare" (4,4,4) [Photo] Sc(B12,...,B15)

Netherlands 1927 "Child Welfare" (4,4,4) [Photo] Sc(B21,...,B24)

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