Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Heinrich Ilgenfritz

[Germany] (b 1899/d 1969)

"Ilgenfritz's talent for drawing was discovered by a school inspector who later initiate him in the Art of engraving...whenever he could, he worked with his 'protegé' at the Nuremberg State Technical University to develop his skills..He fulfilled his active duty as a Soldier in the WWI during the year of 1918 and from 1919 to 1921 he studied at the Nuremberg Applied Arts School... (..) From 1922 to 1927 , traveling North , Ilgenfritz spent his time as an engraver and design draftsman in Flensburg, Kiel and Bremen where he designed jewelery and silverware. At this time he began to paint , and traveled to Paris where he discovered the Cooper Engraving Technic..(..) In 1930 , after he passed the examination for Cooper and Steel engraving , he received the Albrecht Dürer Prize from the City of Nuremberg.
From 1932 until 1935 he was a Master student of Hans Meid ... (..) After having several jobs and in the end of WWII, he was taken as a prisoner... (..) In 1952 he became Head of the Oberschöneweide Graphic , Printing and Advertising College...From 1956 to 1961 he taught at the Leipzig School of visual Arts where he trained several future engravers..."


Germany (Russian Zone) 1948 "Portraits of Politicians, Artists and Scientists" (16,8,8) [Typo (Leipzig)] Sc(10N29,...,10N44) [ Images Credit of StampWorld ]

German Democratic Republic 1959 "First Anniversary of the Death of Becher (Poet)" (1) [Litho] Sc(466)

German Democratic Republic 1960 "14 chess Olympiad , Leipzig" (3,3,3) [Recess] Sc(B67,...,B69) [ Images credit of Stampworld ]

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