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From the Collection of the United States Postal Services

 

     
 

Olympic Winter Games:
Speed Skater

Oil on paper on board

Artist: Robert M. Cunningham
Art director: Bradbury Thompson
First day of issue: February 1, 1980


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A vivid sense of motion animates this artwork by Robert M. Cunningham. The creator of ten stamps honoring Olympic sports, Cunningham renders a speed skater as an almost abstract composition, using flashes of bright color and an off-center design to convey speed and purpose.
 
   

 

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