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



Literary Arts: Thomas Wolfe
Oil on board

Artist: Michael J. Deas
Art director: Phil Jordan
First day of issue: October 3, 2000

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Because of its key role in Thomas Wolfe’s novel Look Homeward, Angel, a stone angel also serves as a powerful symbol in this painting. The wistful figure depicted behind Wolfe was based on a statue discovered by the artist in a New Orleans cemetery.


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