Literary Arts: Ernest Hemingway

painting of Ernest Hemingway with antelope in the background

Artist: Greg Rudd
Art director: Jack Williams
First day of issue: July 17, 1989

Oil on board

This stamp was an early example of portraying a Literary Arts honoree against an especially symbolic landscape. The background for this stamp is Africa, the setting for several classic tales in which Hemingway’s characters are pitted against not only nature but also their own human weaknesses.

Art of the Stamp