Art of the Stamp
From the Collection of the United States Postal Services



Love (1985)
Ink and watercolor collage on board

Artist: Corita Kent
Art director: Howard E. Paine
First day of issue: April 17, 1985

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Corita Kent was an Iowa-born nun who taught art in Los Angeles. After leaving the sisterhood in 1968, she devoted herself to conveying artistic messages of optimism and peace, including a brilliant rainbow painted on a natural gas tank along a Boston highway. The public enjoyed the characteristic splashes of color that graced this 1985 Love issuance, and more than 700 million stamps were sold.


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