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



Country and Western Music:
Patsy Cline

Airbrush and ink on paper taped to board

Artist: Richard Waldrep
Art director: Howard E. Paine
First day of issue: September 25, 1993

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Depicting country-music legend Patsy Cline in one of her typically elaborate costumes was the logical choice for painter Richard Waldrep. Cline’s jacket was blue in earlier versions of the artwork, but Waldrep altered it, providing a sharper contrast on the printed stamp and better representing Cline’s flair for showmanship


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