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

Bart Forbes

Abigail Adams (1985)
American Sports: Lou Gehrig (1989)

Internationally acclaimed artist Bart Forbes captured the essence of sports for nearly 30 years. He attended the Art Center College in Los Angeles before embarking on a career as a freelance illustrator, which took him to all corners of the earth. His images have appeared in Sports Illustrated and Time as well as on posters for the Boston Marathon, the America’s Cup, the Indianapolis 500, and the 1992 and 1996 Olympic Games. The designer of 24 U.S. stamps, he was selected by the Korean Olympic Committee as the official artist for the 1988 Seoul Olympics.



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