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

Paul Calle

Helen Keller and Anne Sullivan (1980)
American Folk Art: Carousel Animals (1988)

Paul Calle is a celebrated visual historian whose award-winning illustrations have chronicled America’s heritage. A master painter and draftsman, he has documented the exploration of space in NASA’s fine art program, and he was commissioned by the United States Postal Service to create a stamp honoring the moon landing in 1969. Two paintings commemorating the 25th anniversary of this event are also among his 37 memorable stamp designs. His work has been exhibited nationally and abroad at the National Gallery of Art, the National Air and Space Museum, the U.S. Department of the Interior, and in museums in Russia and Poland. Two books have been written about him and his work: The Pencil and Paul Calle: An Artist’s Journey.


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