Thursday, April 5, 2018

Emvin Cremona [ 1st Part (1957/1961) ]

[Malta] (b 1919/d 1987)

"Emvin Cremona is regarded as one of the best Maltese artists of the 20th century. He is known for designing most Maltese stamps from 1957 to the 1970s. (..) He studied at the Malta School of Arts and the Regia Accademia delle Belle Arti in Rome. (..) Some of his works can be found at the local parish churches, but the Chapel of the Malta International Airport , the World Health Organization headquarters in Geneva and the United Nations Headquarters in New York also house paintings by Cremona. (..) At an early age, he used to participate in the annual shows of the Malta Amateur Art Association and in 1937 he competed for the Government scholarship , but he was luckily able to summon enough financial assistance to proceed to Rome, where he stayed until 1940 (..) In 1945 he won the Agnes Schembri Bequest, enabling him to proceed to London and Paris to deepen his studies in art. Between 1945 and 1947 he attended classes at the Slade School of Fine Arts and later he attended lessons at the Parisian Ecole Superieur de Beaux Arts under professor Jean Dupas. Emvin returned to Malta in 1948. He represented the country in their first pavilion at the Venice Biennale. (..)"


Malta 1957 "George Cross Commemoration" (3,3,3) [Photo (Harrison)] Sc(263,...,265) [ Image credit of Stampworld ]

Malta 1958 "Technical Education in Malta" (3,3,3) [Photo (Harrison)] Sc(266,...,268) [ Image credit of Stampworld ]

Malta 1958 "George Cross Commemoration (2nd Series) " (3,3,3) [Photo [Harrison)] Sc(269,...,271) [ Image credit of Stampworld ]

Malta 1959 "George Cross Commemoration (3rd Series)" (3,3,3) [Photo (Harrison)] Sc(272,...,274) [ Image credit of Stampworld ]

Malta 1960 "1900th Anniversary of St. Paulus Shipwreck" (6,6,6) [Photo (Harrison)] Sc(275,...,280) [ Image credit of Stampworld ]

Malta 1961 "George Cross Commemoration (4th Series)" (3,3,3) [Photo (Harrison)] Sc(284,...,286) [ Image credit of Stampworld ]

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