Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Werner Klemke

[Germany] (b 1917/d 1994)

" In his childhood, Werner Klemke drew a great deal, and he was often found in museums and libraries. (..) The encounter with art and literature of Classical Antiquity remained for Klemke an essential experience ; after sometime training as an Art Teacher in the Frankfurt Teacher's Institute, he began in 1937 with the work as an animator for the company Kruse film..(..) Klemke served his Military time in WWII as a private in an antiaircraft unit, and during his spare time he forged identity papers and food stamps for the Dutch Jews Community...after the War, in East Friesland, the first Post War German Children book was written and drawn by Klemte, using the lithography Technique...in 1946 he returned to Berlin where he had several different works , attempting to survive the difficult times...(...) a contact in the Berlin Publishing house "People and world" brought him in 1948 his first major contract in book Designing and Illustration...(...) this work marked a breakthrough and only three years later he was a lecturer at the Berlin College of Fine and Applied Arts (now Art Academy Berlin-Weissensee ), and in 1956, he was a professor of book graphics and typography. (...) His success as an artist brought Werner Klemke over the years to won various government awards (Germany, USSR,Italy,etc)."


East Germany 1964 "Children's Day" (5,5,5) [Litho] Sc(698,...,702)

East Germany 1965 "Bicentenary of the Mining School, Freiberg" (4,4,4) [Litho] Sc(796,...,799) [ Images credit of Stampworld ]

East Germany 1966 "Protected Plants" (3,3,3) [Litho] Sc(879,...,881) [ Images credit of Stampworld ]

East Germany 1984 "Fairytale  'Dead Tzar's Daughter and the Seven Warriors'" (MS6) [Litho] Sc(2451a,...,2451f) [ Images credit of Stampworld ]

East Germany 1985 "Brothers Grimm : Fabulists & Philologists" (MS6) [Litho] Sc(2515a,...,2515f) [ Images credit of Stampworld ]

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