Sunday, February 4, 2018

Roger Chapelet

[France] (b 1903/d 1995)

"Roger Chapelet encountered the marine world for the first time when going aboard the "Rollon" , where his brother was a radio officer, in Marseille harbour. It was the outset of his career as a marine painter. At that time he made a set of paintings in differents harbours : Le Havre, Antwerp, Rotterdam, London ... He boarded a ship for the first time in 1929 to discover new horizons and then he got on sailboats to paint the fishing expeditions on the Banks of Newfoundland and in Greenland. In the 1930s he became the poster designer of main French Shipowners and in 1936 he was promoted to "Painter of the French Navy" and became a member of the Marine Academy.
Invited by some shipowners he boarded some cargo boats between France and Algeria. Then he traveled around the world on cargo-boats of course but also on three or four masters ships . During the second World War, he served between 1939 and 1945 as a supply officer of the Navy in the Mediterranean Sea, then in Indochina in 1946, while keeping on painting different operations fields and naval engagements. Returning to the civilian life, he went being the poster designer of several compagnies : Compagnie Mixte, Paquet, Générale Transantlantique, Fraissinet etc. "


Republic of Congo 1962 "Air Mail / 'Point Noire' International Fair" (1) [Photo (Delrieu)] Sc(C6)

Comoro Islands 1964 "Native Canoe" (4,4,4) [Photo] Sc(61,62,C10,C11)   [ Images credit of Stampworld ]

Wallis and Futuna Islands 1965 "Inter-Islands Ship" (1) [Photo] Sc(168)  [ Images credit of Stampworld ]

Gabon 1965 "Air Mail / Old Ships" (4,4,4) [Photo] Sc(C30,...,C33)  [ Images credit of Stampworld ]

Comoro Islands 1966 "Comoro Views" (4,4,4) [Photo] Sc(67,68,C18,C19)   [ Images credit of Stampworld ]

Central African Republic 1968 "River Craft" (5,5,5) [Engr (G. Aufschneider 10f)(P. Forget 30f)(M. Monvoisin 50f)(J. Miermont 100f,130f)][Recess] Sc(100,...,112,C62,C63)  [ Images credit of Stampworld ]

Gabon 1968 "Stamp Day" (1) [Engr (Delpech)][Recess] Sc(234)

France 1971 "L'Antoinette" (1) [Engr (charles Durrens)][Recess] Sc(1301)

France 1972 "Côte d´Émeraude" (1) [Engr (Claude Durrens)][Recess] Sc(1343)

France 1973 "France II" (1) [Engr (Charles Durrens)][Recess] Sc(1377)

France 1974 "Sauvetage en mer" (1) [Engr (Claude Durrens)][Recess] Sc(1401)

France 1975 "La Melpomène" (1) [Engr (Claude Durrens)][Recess] Sc(1459)

[Updates are possible in the period after 1968 for some former French colonies..].

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