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

Marvin Mattelson

Love: Swans (1997)

A renowned portrait painter and illustrator, Marvin Mattelson studied at the Philadelphia College of Art and refined his skills in classical painting techniques before setting out on a career as a freelance artist. During his 30-year career, his award-winning images for magazines, movie posters, and packaging have been commissioned by such prominent clients as Time, Newsweek, National Geographic, DreamWorks, CBS, and Angel Records. His portraits are included in the permanent collection of the Smithsonian Institution and in many corporate and private collections. A respected teacher at the School of Visual Arts in New York, he created artwork for two Love stamps for the U.S. Postal Service.



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