Thursday, July 7, 2016

Kuno Brinks

[Netherlands] (b 1908/d 1992)

"When his father died in 1914 , the family moved from Bussum to Amsterdam , where he started his Primary Studies...(..) following the advice of his art teacher he joined in 1924 the Amsterdam National Institute for Training of Teachers ....In 1928 he (..) obtains a certificate for secondary education and for technical education. His first experience teaching was at the Naarden Theosophical Lyceum In Dink Land . From 1929 to 1931 Kuno had  evening classes at the Amsterdam National Academy of Fine Arts.. (..)  In 1929 he had a part time job in the advertising agency De la Mar also in Amsterdam, where he produces advertising illustrations and 1933 he Won the Rome "Grand Prix" of Engraving, and the money he received allowed him to travel to Italy, France,Spain and Morocco..It was especially the exotic and unknown world of North Africa that inspire the artist. Brinks draws city and harbor views, landscapes, portraits, but also figure and nude studies..(..) In the graphics world Kuno Brinks is best known for his renovation of the technique of copperplate. In 1936, Brinks is appointed as a lecturer in graphic arts from the Amsterdam Arts National Academy and in 1944 as a professor. In 1976 he retired."


Netherlands 1938 "Cultural and Social Relief Fund / Portraits" (5,5,1) [Engr (Kuno Brinks)][Recess] Sc(B103)

Netherlands 1939 "Cultural and social Relief Fund / Portraits" (5,5,1) [Engr (Kuno Brinks)][Recess] Sc(B116)

Netherlands 1940 "Cultural and social Relief fund / Portraits" (5,5,1) [Engr (Kuno Brinks)][Recess] Sc(B123)

Netherlands 1941 "Cultural and social Relief fund / Portraits" (5,5,2) [Engr (Kuno Brinks)][Recess] Sc(B134,B137)

Netherlands 1943/1944  "Dutch Naval Heroes" (10,10,3) [Photo] Sc(253,258,259) [ image credit of StampsOfTheWorld ]

Netherlands 1947 "Cultural and social Relief fund / Portraits" (5,5,1) [Engr (Kuno Brinks)][Recess] Sc(B178)

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