Monday, January 2, 2017

Armand Massonet

[Belgium] (b 1892/d 1979)

"Massonet studied at the Brussels Académie Royale des Beaux-Arts and at the Paris Ecole National des Beaux-Arts (in the studio of Fernand Cormon). (..)  During World War I, Massonet served as a stretcher-bearer for the Belgian Army while working for the art section of the Army, capturing scenes of war and devastation throughout Belgium. He published an art and literary paper called 'Le Claque à Fond' while on the front line. After the war, he taught drawing in different schools and academies of Brussels while publishing books and articles on art and sketch techniques. He worked with different artists and writers of the time, such as Victor Horta, René Lyr and Victor Boin. (...) After World War II he moved to Paris, where he painted regularly and continued to publish books on art and painting.(..) Massonet's work demonstrates a particular skill for sketching and capturing movement and light.."


Belgium 1932 "Infantry Memorial" (2,1) [Engr (Jean Debast)][Recess] Sc(B123,B124)

Belgium 1964 "50th Anniversary of the German Invasion of Belgium" (3,3,3) [Photo] Sc(B757,...,B759) [ images credit of Stampworld]

Belgium 1964 "Liberation-Resistance" (2,2,2) [Photo] Sc(B760,B761)  [ images credit of Stampworld]

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