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32c "Mahoning" stamp

United States Postal Service1998-08-27

Smithsonian's National Postal Museum

Smithsonian's National Postal Museum

Franz Kline (1910-1962) came from his native Pennsylvania to New York City in the late thirties, and by 1950 emerged as a major exponent of action painting among the Abstract Expressionist group. Though non-representational, “Mahoning”, 1956, recalls modern industrial and urban structures.
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, New York
Reference: inscription on back of stamp

This stamp was one of the "Four Centuries of American Art" commemorative stamps issued on August 27, 1998, in Santa Clara, California. The pane features twenty American paintings. An inscription on the back of each stamp describes the painting and artist.

Scott Catalogue USA: 3236s
mint

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Museum ID: 2000.2021.184

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  • Title: 32c "Mahoning" stamp
  • Creator: United States Postal Service
  • Date Created: 1998-08-27
  • Subject Keywords: Franz Kline
  • Medium: paper; ink; adhesive

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