Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Erik Mailick

[Germany] (b 1907/d 1990)

Erik's father attended the Art Academy in Dresden and became known as an artist and book illustrator in natural, romantic style. He created many postcard motifs...(..) Erik attended elementary school, and in 1927 graduated from high school and then went on to the Academy of Fine Arts in Dresden..(..) With its outstanding achievements he gained a scholarship, was awarded with the "Rome Prize", graduated with honors and was a freelancer until the outbreak of the war since 1932.. (..) Since 1947 he was a member of the Association of Fine Arts of the GDR. Besides painting , the protection of native wild was his purpose in life..(..) He promoted the domestic animal species (Greylag Goose, duck, rabbit, etc.), initiated biotope supportive measures and the installation of nesting boxes..(..) After becoming in 1947 member of the Association of Fine Arts of the GDR, his artistic work was still mainly the painting of animals and wildlife motifs. He illustrated animal books, Illustrated the hunting magazines "Our hunting" and "Wild und Hund", and painted in oil.


East Germany 1967 "Protected birds" (6,6,6) [Photo] Sc(915,...,920) [ image credit of StampWorld ]

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