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


Richard Schlecht

First Voyage of Christopher Columbus: Crossing the Atlantic (1992)
National Postal Museum (1993)

Richard Schlecht grew up in Colorado and graduated from the University of Denver with a degree in journalism. He came to art as an illustrator of military subjects during his service in the Army, and he worked at commercial graphics studios before embarking on a freelance career in 1967. A specialist on the subjects of underwater archaeology, maritime history, and the visual reconstruction of historic and prehistoric archaeological sites, he has worked extensively with National Geographic, the National Park Service, Time-Life Books, and Colonial Williamsburg. He has created artwork for 21 U.S. stamps, and he spends several months each year in Italy painting for exhibition and pleasure.

 

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