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



Literary Arts: Ernest Hemingway
Oil on board

Artist: Greg Rudd
Art director: Jack Williams
First day of issue: July 17, 1989

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This stamp was an early example of portraying a Literary Arts honoree against an especially symbolic landscape. The background for this stamp is Africa, the setting for several classic tales in which Hemingway’s characters are pitted against not only nature but also their own human weaknesses.


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