Friday, May 27, 2016

Blamire Young

[Great Britain][Australia] (b 1862/d 1935)

"Blamire Young was educated at the Forest School, Walthamstow, where he received a classical training, and going on to Cambridge University specialized in mathematics. (..) It had been intended that he should become a clergyman, but Young felt that he had no vocation for that work and obtained the position of mathematical master at Katoomba College, Katoomba, New South Wales...(..) Young remained at the school for eight years. In his spare time he practised painting, and received some instruction from Phil May in painting in oil.(..) In 1893, he returned to England and after working for a few months under Hubert von Herkomer, became associated with James Pryde and William Nicholson in poster work.  In 1895 Young returned to Australia and with the Lindsay brothers and Harry Weston did some excellent posters. But the field was limited and many years of poverty followed, during which a certain amount of writing was done for the press. (..) It was not until 1911 that the appreciation of Young's art really began to be shown. In that year he held an exhibition at Melbourne, of small pictures, some of which had similar qualities to the Japanese colored wood-cuts of the eighteenth century. Sales were good ... (..) In 1911 he was commissioned by the Postmaster-General of Australia, C E Frazer, to produce new designs for the first Commonwealth of Australia stamps. He submitted the designs in January 1912. Three types of printed essays for the Kangaroo and Map stamps are known. This design was first issued on 2 January 1913 and continued to be in use until 1935 concurrently with other stamps. "


Australia 1913 "Kangaroo and Map" (12,1) [Typo] Sc(1,...,15) [ Image credit of Wikipedia ]

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