Thursday, March 15, 2018

Bert Jager

[Germany] (b 1919/d 1998)

The Artist in 1988

"Bert Jäger went to school in Karlsruhe and studied from 1934 to 1939 at the Art Academy , with Hermann Goebel and Siegfried Czerny ,among others. (..) he was wounded in Battle after being recruited by Wehrmacht in 1939...after some time in a Vienna hospital,he was again sent to the front where he became a prisoner of the Soviet Army in 1944...After his return from captivity Bert Jäger also resumed his artistic activity (..) In the following years he received numerous public contracts, so he designed, among other 1958 a mural for the Interior Ministry in Stuttgart and a year later, together with Richard Bampi a ceramic wall in the employment office in Freiburg.(..) In addition, Jäger worked as a commercial artist : he designed stamps, illustrated books and worked as a photographer.(..) In the early sixties, Bert Jäger - influenced by Abstract Expressionism - made the transition to gestural painting. His versatile activities as a photographer, graphic designer and writer were incorporated into work and influenced his collage-like style between color fields and figuration. (..)"


Germany 1956 "Humanitarian Relief Fund" (4,4,4) [Litho] Sc(B350,...,B353) [ Image credit of Stampworld ]

Germany 1957 "5th Centenary of Freiburg University" (1) [Litho] Sc(766)

Germany 1957 "Humanitarian Relief Fund" (4,4,4) [Litho] Sc(B356,...,B359) [ Image credit of Stampworld ]

Germany 1959 "Humanitarian Relief and Welfare Funds" (4,4,1) [Litho] Sc(B371)

Germany 1961 "Humanitarian Relief Funds" (4,4,4) [Litho] Sc(B376,...,B379) [ Image credit of Stampworld ]

Germany 1963 "Freedom from Hunger" (1) [Litho][Recess] Sc(856)


  1. Lovely blog. I love art and history-the artist is often forgotten when it comes to philately. I have always thought that the valuing catalogues should give the artists name alongside their values. I wondered if I could post this on my Google plus community in websites/blogs I like so that others can see it. I note that you shared this privately. Please do let me know. Many thanks.

    1. Hello, Gareth...of course you can share the blog... I think that the blog is known by people all around the globe,but we can say that it is not a "Champion of visits" is visited by ,more or less,10 people each day, but has a great growth potential... I have less and less time to dedicate to this blog but it is a passionate theme... these Artists deserved much more visibility than the one they reached in our hobby..perhaps it is time to change it..!