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



Abigail Adams
Watercolor on board

Artist: Bart Forbes
Art director: Stevan Dohanos
First day of issue: June 14, 1985

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Best known as a sports illustrator, Bart Forbes revealed the full range of his artistic talent in this beautiful painting of Abigail Adams. Working with existing paintings, engravings, and other historical depictions of Adams, Forbes created a composite portrait that glows with life and warmth.


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