Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Anton Frommelt

[Liechtenstein] (b 1895/d 1975)

"Anton Frommelt grew up the 11th child in modest peasant circumstances in Schaan, Liechtenstein. After becoming a priest in 1920, he taught drawing at a lyceum in Schwyz (CH), before he was elected parish priest in Triesen. Here, he photographed his surroundings, the people in their every day life, at village celebrations or at work, but also people in need, in sickness and on their deathbed. Even these early photographs show Frommelt's artistic ideas and intentions. In 1928 Frommelt entered politics. Between 1933 and 1945 he dedicated his services to the country as President of the Liechtenstein parliament and Deputy Prime Minister. As a politician he played a substantial role in Liechtenstein's fate during World War II. (..) After the war ended, 50 year old Frommelt resigned from all political mandates to dedicate himself to painting. As an intermediary and consultant for art in public places and for the design of postage stamps, he acted as mentor to many regional artists. (...)"


Liechtenstein 1951 "Paintings" (Frames Des by Anton Frommelt) (3,3,3) [Photo (Courvoisier)] Sc(B19,...,B21) [ Image credit of Stampworld ]

Liechtenstein 1952 "Paintings" (Frames Des by Anton Frommelt) (3,3,3) [Photo (Courvoisier)] Sc(261,...,263)  [ Image credit of Stampworld ]

Liechtenstein 1953 "Paintings from Prince's Collection" (4,4,4) [(frames by Anton Frommelt)][Photo] Sc(266,...,269) [ Image credit of Stampworld ]

Liechtenstein 1953 "14th International Scout Conference" (4,1) [Recess (Waterlow and Sons Limited, London)] Sc(270,...,273)

Liechtenstein 1955 "10th Anniversary of Liechtenstein Red Cross" (4,4,4) [Photo (Courvoisier)] Sc(293,...,296) [ Image credit of Stampworld ]

Liechtenstein 1956 "150th Anniversary of the Sovereignty of Liechtenstein" (2,1) [Photo (Courvoisier)] Sc(301,302)

Liechtenstein 1957 "Liechtenstein Trees and Bushes" (3,3,3) [Photo (Courvoisier)] Sc(312,...,314) [ Image credit of Stampworld ]

 Liechtenstein 1957 "50th Anniversary of Boy Scout Movement and Birth Centenary of Lord Baden Powell" (2,2,2) [Photo (Courvoisier)] Sc(315,316)  [ Image credit of Stampworld ]

Liechtenstein 1957 "Christmas" (3,3,3) [Photo (Courvoisier)] Sc(317,...,319) [ Image credit of Stampworld ]

Liechtenstein 1958 "Liechtenstein Trees and Bushes (2nd series)" (3,3,3) [Photo (Courvoisier)] Sc(326,...,328) [ Image credit of Stampworld ]

Liechtenstein 1958 "Christmas" (3,3,3) [Photo (Courvoisier)] Sc(329,...,331) [ Image credit of Stampworld ]

[ UPDATE : just some minutes after sharing this post, I discovered that some of the stamps could have been designed by Anton Frommelt's nephew Martin... in a few days I will turn off this post to build it again, this time more accurately.. Sorry for this ERROR, and meanwhile please use this info with caution! ]

[NEW AND RECENT UPDATE : The ERROR is fixed, and all the stamps presented are now work of Anton Frommelt.. all the work presented in the original post (With Error) produced after 1958 was from Anton's nephew Martin Frommelt.. this was the mistake ... FIXED!! ]

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