Martin Van Buren

woodblock print of Martin Van Buren

Artist: Jerry Dadds
Art director: Howard E. Paine
First day of issue: May 22, 1986

Woodblock print on paper

As a collector of presidential sculpture, portraits, and memorabilia, Jerry Dadds was the ideal artist to create stamps honoring 36 American presidents. His affinity for making woodcut prints is evident in this portrait of Martin Van Buren, which conveys a sense of history through its deliberately archaic style.

Art of the Stamp