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U.S. #3649h
37¢ Hands and Thimble
by Albert Stieglitz
Masters of American Photography

Issue Date: June 13, 2002
City: San Diego, CA
Quantity: 3,000,000
Printed By: American Packaging Corporation for Sennett Security Products
Printing Method:
Photogravure
Perforations:
Serpentine Die Cut 10.5 x 10.75
Color: Multicolored
 
The Masters of American Photography pane marks the end of the Classic Collection Series that began in 1994 with the Legends of the West. Works by twenty renowned American photographers are displayed on this pane in chronological order. The selvage shows a photo taken by William Henry Jackson or by one of his assistants. These artists combined daring, craftsmanship, and creativity to enlarge our view of America and the American people.
 
Albert Stieglitz (1864-1946) started the Photo-Secession group of soft-focus pictorialist photographers, but later turned to sharp-focus, “straight” photography. His work and the work of artists he exhibited in his galleries had a strong effect on 20th-century American art and culture.
 

Birth Of Artist Isamu Noguchi

U.S. #3857-61 was issued for Noguchi’s 100th birthday.

On November 17, 1904, Isamu Noguchi was born in Los Angeles, California.

Noguchi was the son of Japanese poet Yone Noguchi and American writer Leonie Gilmour. In 1907, he and his mother moved to Tokyo, where he was given the name Isamu, which means courage.

 

Spending much of his childhood moving around Japan, Noguchi was encouraged by his mother to express his artistic side. She let him “oversee” the construction of their new house as well as their garden and later apprenticed him to a local carpenter.

U.S. #1011 was issued for the 25th anniversary of Mount Rushmore.

In 1918, Isamu came to the United States for school. He went to school in Indiana and went by the name Sam Gilmour. It was there that he met Dr. Edward Rumley. Noguchi told Rumley that he wanted to be an artist. Though Rumley encouraged him to become a doctor, he supported Noguchi’s wishes and introduced him to a friend in Connecticut. That friend was Gutzon Borglum, the man that created Mount Rushmore.

As an apprentice to Borglum, Noguchi didn’t receive much sculptural training. But he spent much of his time arranging pieces for a project Borglum was working on for Newark, New Jersey. Borglum also used Noguchi as a model for General William T. Sherman for that project.   Noguchi did learn a little about casting from Borglum’s assistants, a skill he used to create a bust of Abraham Lincoln. Borglum eventually told Noguchi he wouldn’t succeed as a sculptor and sent him away.

U.S. #1029 was issued for the 200th anniversary of Columbia University.

Noguchi then traveled to New York to stay with Rumley once again. Rumley provided Noguchi with the financial aid to attend Columbia University as a premedical student. While at Columbia, Noguchi made friends who encouraged him to pursue his dream of being an artist. At their urging, and that of his mother, Noguchi began taking night classes at the Leonardo da Vinci Art School.   His work greatly impressed the school’s head, and he held his first exhibition within three months.

U.S. #3649h Stieglitz stamp from the Masters of American Photography sheet.

Not long after, Noguchi decided to drop out of Columbia and commit all his time to sculpture. He got his own studio and began producing portrait busts on commission. This work led him to win the Logan Medal of the Arts, for his contributions to American art. Noguchi also began attending Avant Garde art shows and inspired by the works of Alfred Stieglitz, J.B. Neuman, and Constantin Brâncuși.

In 1927, Noguchi was awarded the Guggenheim Fellowship (despite being three years short of the age requirement) and traveled to Paris. There he met Brâncuși and worked as his assistant for seven months. He created his first stone sculpture and made another 20 from wood, stone, and sheet metal the following year.

U.S. #3870 was issued on the 50th anniversary of Fuller’s invention of the geodesic done.

Noguchi returned to New York in 1929 and met architect and inventor Buckminster Fuller. The two soon began collaborating on a number of projects, including Fuller’s Dymaxion car, which was displayed at the Chicago World’s Fair. Noguchi also held his first one-man show when he returned, but when none of his works sold, he decided to abandon the abstract work he enjoyed for portrait busts that would pay the bills. Noguchi was a talented and in-demand sculptor in this area, gaining a number of wealthy and celebrity clients. This work allowed him to raise the money he needed to travel to Asia. While there, Noguchi studied Chinese brush painting and Japanese pottery and also took an interest in Zen gardens and terracotta clay figures.

Noguchi returned to America, but was unable to sell many works because of the Depression. He held another one-man show and sold a few works, which he considered his most successful show, and helped paint a mural at the Century of Progress Exposition in Chicago.

U.S. #853 shows the “Trylon” and “Perisphere,” two of the most famous images of the Fair.

In 1936, Noguchi traveled to Mexico to create his first public work, a mural titled “History as seen from Mexico in 1936.” From there, he went on to create more public works, including a fountain made of automobile parts for the Ford Motor Company’s exhibit at the New York World’s Fair. He also created a nine-ton sculpture, News, for Rockefeller Center. Noguchi then went on a cross-country road trip with fellow artist Arshile Gorky, leading him to Hollywood.

However, the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor created anti-Japanese sentiment across the country. Noguchi formed Nisei Writers and Artists for Democracy to end Japanese-American internment. He eventually volunteered to go to one of these camps to promote the arts. He was the camp’s only voluntary internee, but was met with opposition from both the camp administrators and the internees, neither of whom trusted him. Noguchi was eventually granted a furlough and left the camp, later having to fight off a deportation order for not returning.

Isamu’s experimental work in the 1940s gave him a substantial standing in the New York art scene. This work included self-illuminating reliefs, interlocking sculptures, more public works, and furniture and theater design. By the 1950s, Isamu was a world-renowned artist with large-scale sculptures in major cities around the world. He continued to work until his death on December 30, 1988. His obituary in the New York Times called him, “a versatile and prolific sculptor whose earthy stones and meditative gardens bridging East and West have become landmarks of 20th-century art.”

Click here to see some of Noguchi’s works.


 
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U.S. #3649h
37¢ Hands and Thimble
by Albert Stieglitz
Masters of American Photography

Issue Date: June 13, 2002
City: San Diego, CA
Quantity: 3,000,000
Printed By: American Packaging Corporation for Sennett Security Products
Printing Method:
Photogravure
Perforations:
Serpentine Die Cut 10.5 x 10.75
Color: Multicolored
 
The Masters of American Photography pane marks the end of the Classic Collection Series that began in 1994 with the Legends of the West. Works by twenty renowned American photographers are displayed on this pane in chronological order. The selvage shows a photo taken by William Henry Jackson or by one of his assistants. These artists combined daring, craftsmanship, and creativity to enlarge our view of America and the American people.
 
Albert Stieglitz (1864-1946) started the Photo-Secession group of soft-focus pictorialist photographers, but later turned to sharp-focus, “straight” photography. His work and the work of artists he exhibited in his galleries had a strong effect on 20th-century American art and culture.
 

Birth Of Artist Isamu Noguchi

U.S. #3857-61 was issued for Noguchi’s 100th birthday.

On November 17, 1904, Isamu Noguchi was born in Los Angeles, California.

Noguchi was the son of Japanese poet Yone Noguchi and American writer Leonie Gilmour. In 1907, he and his mother moved to Tokyo, where he was given the name Isamu, which means courage.

 

Spending much of his childhood moving around Japan, Noguchi was encouraged by his mother to express his artistic side. She let him “oversee” the construction of their new house as well as their garden and later apprenticed him to a local carpenter.

U.S. #1011 was issued for the 25th anniversary of Mount Rushmore.

In 1918, Isamu came to the United States for school. He went to school in Indiana and went by the name Sam Gilmour. It was there that he met Dr. Edward Rumley. Noguchi told Rumley that he wanted to be an artist. Though Rumley encouraged him to become a doctor, he supported Noguchi’s wishes and introduced him to a friend in Connecticut. That friend was Gutzon Borglum, the man that created Mount Rushmore.

As an apprentice to Borglum, Noguchi didn’t receive much sculptural training. But he spent much of his time arranging pieces for a project Borglum was working on for Newark, New Jersey. Borglum also used Noguchi as a model for General William T. Sherman for that project.   Noguchi did learn a little about casting from Borglum’s assistants, a skill he used to create a bust of Abraham Lincoln. Borglum eventually told Noguchi he wouldn’t succeed as a sculptor and sent him away.

U.S. #1029 was issued for the 200th anniversary of Columbia University.

Noguchi then traveled to New York to stay with Rumley once again. Rumley provided Noguchi with the financial aid to attend Columbia University as a premedical student. While at Columbia, Noguchi made friends who encouraged him to pursue his dream of being an artist. At their urging, and that of his mother, Noguchi began taking night classes at the Leonardo da Vinci Art School.   His work greatly impressed the school’s head, and he held his first exhibition within three months.

U.S. #3649h Stieglitz stamp from the Masters of American Photography sheet.

Not long after, Noguchi decided to drop out of Columbia and commit all his time to sculpture. He got his own studio and began producing portrait busts on commission. This work led him to win the Logan Medal of the Arts, for his contributions to American art. Noguchi also began attending Avant Garde art shows and inspired by the works of Alfred Stieglitz, J.B. Neuman, and Constantin Brâncuși.

In 1927, Noguchi was awarded the Guggenheim Fellowship (despite being three years short of the age requirement) and traveled to Paris. There he met Brâncuși and worked as his assistant for seven months. He created his first stone sculpture and made another 20 from wood, stone, and sheet metal the following year.

U.S. #3870 was issued on the 50th anniversary of Fuller’s invention of the geodesic done.

Noguchi returned to New York in 1929 and met architect and inventor Buckminster Fuller. The two soon began collaborating on a number of projects, including Fuller’s Dymaxion car, which was displayed at the Chicago World’s Fair. Noguchi also held his first one-man show when he returned, but when none of his works sold, he decided to abandon the abstract work he enjoyed for portrait busts that would pay the bills. Noguchi was a talented and in-demand sculptor in this area, gaining a number of wealthy and celebrity clients. This work allowed him to raise the money he needed to travel to Asia. While there, Noguchi studied Chinese brush painting and Japanese pottery and also took an interest in Zen gardens and terracotta clay figures.

Noguchi returned to America, but was unable to sell many works because of the Depression. He held another one-man show and sold a few works, which he considered his most successful show, and helped paint a mural at the Century of Progress Exposition in Chicago.

U.S. #853 shows the “Trylon” and “Perisphere,” two of the most famous images of the Fair.

In 1936, Noguchi traveled to Mexico to create his first public work, a mural titled “History as seen from Mexico in 1936.” From there, he went on to create more public works, including a fountain made of automobile parts for the Ford Motor Company’s exhibit at the New York World’s Fair. He also created a nine-ton sculpture, News, for Rockefeller Center. Noguchi then went on a cross-country road trip with fellow artist Arshile Gorky, leading him to Hollywood.

However, the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor created anti-Japanese sentiment across the country. Noguchi formed Nisei Writers and Artists for Democracy to end Japanese-American internment. He eventually volunteered to go to one of these camps to promote the arts. He was the camp’s only voluntary internee, but was met with opposition from both the camp administrators and the internees, neither of whom trusted him. Noguchi was eventually granted a furlough and left the camp, later having to fight off a deportation order for not returning.

Isamu’s experimental work in the 1940s gave him a substantial standing in the New York art scene. This work included self-illuminating reliefs, interlocking sculptures, more public works, and furniture and theater design. By the 1950s, Isamu was a world-renowned artist with large-scale sculptures in major cities around the world. He continued to work until his death on December 30, 1988. His obituary in the New York Times called him, “a versatile and prolific sculptor whose earthy stones and meditative gardens bridging East and West have become landmarks of 20th-century art.”

Click here to see some of Noguchi’s works.