1620: The Landing of the Pilgrims

Illustration of 12 pilgrims and a ship in the background

Artist: Mark English
Art director: Stevan Dohanos
First day of issue: November 21, 1970

Oil and graphite on board

Bordering on abstraction, this depiction of the landing of the pilgrims juxtaposes almost photographic details with bold forms and stark colors. The result is a haunting representation of depth, danger, and uncertainty, all conveyed on a conspicuously small canvas.

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