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

William H. Bond

World War II: 1945, Victory at Last
Marines Raise Flag on Iwo Jima (1995)

After serving in the British Royal Navy during World War II, William H. Bond studied art at Twickenham Art College and worked with some of England’s leading illustrators during the post-war reconstruction of London. Many of his paintings were created for the National Geographic Society during his 36 years as a staff artist there and appear in the Society’s magazines, books, and publications. His art is featured on 58 United States postage stamps, including an extraordinary series of 50 World War II commemorative issues.



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