Four Centuries of
The United States Postal Service has issued in 1998 a palette of
artistic issues. They include a pane of 20 commemoratives reproducing, in its
the best of American art from colonial times to the present century.
The twenty American paintings are featured on the pane of 32-cent
stamps. The Postal Service has named them "American Masterpieces" and also
"Four Centuries of American Art".
The chosen masterpieces cover the past 400 years, offering a wide range
of styles and themes. The following stamps were released:
- John Foster's "Portrait
of Richard Mather"
- The Freake
Limner's "Mrs. Elizabeth Freake and Baby Mary"
- Ammi Phillips'
"Girl in Red Dress with Cat and Dog"
Peale's "Rubens Peale with a Geranium"
- John James
Audubon's "Long-billed Curlew, Numenius longrostris"
- George Caleb
Bingham's "Boatmen on the Missouri"
- Asher B. Durand's
- Joshua Johnson's
"The Westwood Children"
- William M.
Harnett's "Music and Literature"
- Winslow Homer's "Fog
- George Catlin's "The White
Cloud, Head Chief of the Iowas"
- Thomas Moran's "Cliffs of Green
- Albert Bierstadt's "The Last of
- Frederic Edwin Church's
- Mary Cassatt's "Breakfast in
- Edward Hopper's
- Grant Wood's "American
- Charles Sheeler's "Two Against
- Franz Kline's "Mahoning"
- Mark Rothko's "Number 22,
The displayed pane was issued
on August 27,
Background: Number 22, 1949, by Mark Rothko
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Expressionists, USA, 2010
July 9, 2010.
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