Monday, May 16, 2016

Ervine Metzl

[USA] (b 1899/d 1963)

"As a young man, Ervine Metzl attended the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and showed an interest in poster design. In July 1917, in the midst of the First World War his Red Cross poster earned an honorable mention at the Art Institute's Exhibition of Posters for National Service. (..) He created several posters for a series commissioned by the Chicago Transit Authority in the early 1920s.. (..) From 1957-1960, Metzl designed ten postage stamps for the United States Postal Service. (..) In addition to his stamp design work, Metzl served on the U.S. Postal Service Citizens' Advisory Committee. In recognition of his contributions, he was one of the inaugural recipients of the Benjamin Franklin Award in 1960. (..) Metzl died in New York City on November 22, 1963, the day John F. Kennedy was assassinated. "


USA 1957 "350th Anniversary of the American Shipbuilding" (1) [Des(Mrs.William Zorach, A.M.Main and G.F.Cary)] [Engr (R.M.Bower)][Recess] Sc(1095)

USA 1957 "Champion of Liberty / President Magsaysay Commemoration" (1) [Des (Arnold Copeland)(W.H.Buckley)][Engr (C.A.Brooks)][Recess] Sc(1096)

USA 1957 ""Birth Bicentenary of Marquis De Lafayette" (1) [Engr (C.A.Brooks)][Recess] Sc(1097)

USA 1958 "International Geophysical Year" (1) [Engr (R.M.Bower)][Recess] Sc(1107)

USA 1958 "150th Birth Anniversary of Abraham Lincoln" (4,4,4) [(1c/ from painting by G.Healy / 3c from bust by G.Borglum / 4c from painting by J.B.Beale / 4c from Statue by D.C.French)][Recess] Sc(1113,...,1116)

USA 1960 "Winter Olympic Games" (1) [Recess] Sc(1146)

USA 1960 "World Refugee Year" (1) [Engr (C.A.Brooks)][Recess] Sc(1149)

USA 1960 "Communications for Peace" (1) [Engr (C.A.Brooks)][Recess] Sc(1173)

[The 2nd stamp is generally attributed to Arnold Copeland , but Ervine Metzl appeared also in the Technical Specifications of the stamp..]

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