Is Your Famous Americans Series Missing the American Artists?
Gilbert Stuart (1755-1828) – painted over 1,000 portraits, including the image of George Washington that appears on the U.S. $1 bill
James A. McNeill Whistler (1834-1903) – painted “Whistler’s Mother,” a famous portrait of motherhood (appears on U.S. #737-38)
Augustus Saint-Gaudens (1848-1907) – designed $20 “double eagle” gold piece, regarded most beautiful U.S. coin; sculpted several monuments commemorating Civil War heroes
Daniel C. French (1850-1931) – sculpted Abraham Lincoln Statue at Lincoln Memorial and Concord Minute Man in Concord, Massachusetts
Frederic Remington (1861-1909) – painted “Cavalry Charge on the Southern Plains” and “The Last Stand”
In 1934, after stamp-collecting President Franklin Roosevelt’s first year in office, the public began asking that certain people be honored on stamps. The result was the Famous Americans set – a direct link to F.D.R.’s presidency. F.D.R. took charge, choosing many of the honorees, approving sketches and selecting denominations for some stamps! With this convenient offer you can get all five stamps in the American Artists set.
Each of the American Artists stamps pictures an artist’s palette, brushes and stonecutter’s tools – symbolizing the arts. Get one step closer to completing your Famous Americans Series – order the American Artists set today.