32c American Art pane of twenty stamps

United States Postal Service1998-08-27

Smithsonian's National Postal Museum

Smithsonian's National Postal Museum

The Postal Service issued a Four Centuries of American Art commemorative stamp on August 27, 1998, in Santa Clara, California. The pane features twenty American paintings under a separate header. An inscription on the back of each stamp describes the painting and artist.

The paintings include: "Portrait of Richard Mather" by John Foster; "Mrs. Elizabeth Freake and Bay Mary" by The Freake Limner; "Girl in Red Dress with Cat and Dog" by Ammi Phillips; "Rubens Peale with a Geranium" by Rembrandt Peal; "Long-billed Curlew, Numenius Longrostris" by John James Audubon; "Boatmen on the Missouri" by George Caleb Bingham; "Kindred Sprits" by Asher B. Durand; "The Westwood Children" by Joshua Johnson; "Music and Literature" by William Harnett; "The Fog Warning" by Winslow Homer; "White Cloud, Head Chief of the Iowas" by George Catlin; "Cliffs of Green River" by Thomas Moran; "The Last of the Buffalo" by Alfred Bierstadt; "Niagara" by Frederic Edwin Church; "Breakfast in Bed" by Mary Cassatt; "Nighthawks" by Edward Hopper; "American Gothic" by Grant Wood; "Two Against the White" by Charles Sheeler; "Mahoning" by Franz Kline; and "No. 12" by Mark Rothko.

Designed by Howard Paine of Delaplane, Virginia, the stamps were printed by Sennett Security Products in the gravure process.

Reference: Postal Bulletin (July 30, 1998)

Scott Catalogue USA: 3236

Museum ID: 1998.2014.294

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  • Title: 32c American Art pane of twenty stamps
  • Creator: United States Postal Service
  • Date Created: 1998-08-27
  • Subject Keywords: American Art
  • Medium: paper; ink (multicolored) / photogravure


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