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

Arthur Singer (1917-1990)

Connecticut: Robin and Mountain Laurel (1982)
Massachusetts: Black-Capped Chickadee and Mayflower (1982)
New York: Eastern Bluebird and Rose (1982)
Arizona: Cactus Wren and Saguaro Cactus Blossom (1982)

One of America’s finest wildlife painters, Arthur Singer was renowned for his illustrations of birds and animals in their natural habitats. After studying at the Cooper Union School of Art in New York, he worked with the Allies during World War II to conceive camouflage schemes for tanks, which required keen observations of terrain and moving objects when viewed from the air. His bold, fresh style emphasizing color, form, and movement is evident in his many lavishly illustrated books, which are well known to bird watchers. His art also appears on the 50 State Birds and Flowers stamps, which he illustrated for the U.S. Postal Service with his son, Alan D. Singer.



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