Monday, October 24, 2016

Hordur Karlsson

[Iceland][USA] (b 1933)

" Hordur Karlsson was born in 1933 in Reykjavik, where he began his art studies. 
At age 20, he came to the United States, where he later joined the International Monetary Fund in Washington, D.C., and became the Art Director for 30 years, with overall responsibility for the design of its internal and external publications. (...) In addition to his art studies in Iceland, he has studied at Washington's Corcoran School of Art, and also briefly at Mexico City College... (...) Karlsson has had several one-man shows in the United States; Reykjavik; Iceland; and Seville, Spain; and his paintings have been in a number of exhibitions in Iceland and the United States. "

Biography :

United Nations (New York) 1961 "International Monetary Fund" (2,1) [Des (R.E. Carlson)][Photo (Government Printing Works, Tokyo)] Sc(90,91)

Luxembourg 1965 "Europa" (2,1) [Photo (Courvoisier)] Sc(432,433) [ This was a design used by all the  Council of European Post and Telecommunications members ] [ image credit of ]

USA 1968 "50th Anniversary of the Scheduled Airmail Services (AIRMAIL)" (1) [Recess][Litho] Sc(C74)

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