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



Olympic Summer Games: Runners
Acrylic on paper mounted to board

Artist: Robert M. Cunningham
Art director: Bradbury Thompson
First day of issue: September 28, 1979

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Artists commissioned to create new Olympics stamps typically have to find fresh ways to depict familiar subjects. Robert M. Cunningham solves this problem admirably by focusing on the mesmerizing forms and shapes of three runners frozen in time.


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