The First Art Newspaper on the Net Established in 1996 United States Thursday, September 18, 2014


Mother Teresa, Gene Autry, Katharine Hepburn on Upcoming US Stamps
This undated handout image provided by the U.S. Postal Service shows the four 44-cent postage stamps honoring cowboys of the silver screen. Top row, from left are, Roy Rogers and Tom Mix. Bottom row, from left are, William S. Hart and Gene Autry. Singing cowboy and, later, baseball executive Gene Autry will be part of a four-stamp set honoring cowboys of the silver screen. Joining him are William S. Hart, Tom Mix and Roy Rogers. AP Photo/USPS.

By: Randolph E. Schmid, Associated Press Writer

WASHINGTON, DC (AP).- Nobel Prize winner Mother Teresa and Pulitzer Prize winner Bill Mauldin will be honored on U.S. postage stamps next year.

Joining them will be Oscar-winning actress Katharine Hepburn, singing cowboy Gene Autry, artist Winslow Homer and Adm. Arleigh Burke.

Other new stamps will honor the Negro baseball leagues, the Sunday funnies and the Hawaiian rain forest, the Postal Service announced Wednesday.

The post office releases a series of commemorative stamps every year, honoring people, places and institutions. These stamps remain on sale for a limited period and are widely collected.

The 2010 new stamp program includes:

— Mother Teresa, the Catholic nun who devoted her life to the sick and poor of India, was honored with the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979. A stamp in her honor will go on sale on her birthday, Aug. 26.

— Bill Mauldin was one of the nation's favorite cartoonists during World War II, with his characters Willie and Joe bringing home a look at life at the front. He won the Pulitzer Prize for distinguished service as a cartoonist and after the war became a popular editorial cartoonist.

— Katharine Hepburn won four Oscars during her long screen career, which included 40 movies opposite such stars as Cary Grant, Humphrey Bogart and Spencer Tracy. Her independent personality set her apart from others in Hollywood.

— Singing cowboy and, later, baseball executive Gene Autry will be part of a four-stamp set honoring cowboys of the silver screen. Joining him are William S. Hart, Tom Mix and Roy Rogers.

— In June, stamps will be released honoring Negro Leagues baseball, which operated from 1920 to about 1960, drawing some of the most remarkable athletes ever to play the sport.

— Artist Winslow Homer will be the ninth subject of the American Treasures series. The stamp, being released Aug. 12, features his painting "Boys in a Pasture."

— Arleigh A. Burke will be part of a four-stamp set featuring distinguished sailors. Burke was a top destroyer commander in World War II and played a role in modernizing the Navy. Joining him in the set are William S. Sims, commander of U.S. naval forces in European waters during World War I; John McCloy, one of the few men in the nation's history to earn two Medals of Honor for separate acts of heroism; and Doris Miller, recognized for his actions at Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941 and the first African-American recognized for heroism in World War II.

— The Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games will be marked with a stamp featuring an illustration of a snowboarder.

— On Jan. 14, the Year of the Tiger will be marked with a stamp in the lunar new year series. The new year begins in February.

— El Pueblo Historic Monument in Old Chinatown in Los Angeles will be featured.

— The Mackinac Bridge in Michigan will be shown on the new Priority Mail stamp.

— The new Express Mail stamp will feature the Bixby Creek Bridge in California.

— Abstract Expressionist art will be featured on a stamp containing elements from Barnett Newman's 1952 "Achilles."

— Set four of Flags of Our Nation includes flags of Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina and North Dakota.

— A white woven basket brimming with purple pansies will appear on the 2010 Love stamp.

— A stamp will commemorate celebrated singer Kate Smith, whose signature song, "God Bless America," was composed for her by Irving Berlin.

— Pioneering filmmaker Oscar Micheaux appears on the 33rd stamp in the Black Heritage series.

— Anyone who has enjoyed a Sunday morning with the newspaper comics will appreciate a set of stamps featuring Archie, Beetle Bailey, Dennis the Menace, Garfield and Calvin and Hobbes.

— Scouting will be featured on a stamp to be released in July at the Boy Scout Jamboree at Fort A.P. Hill, Va.

— The Literary Arts series will recall Julia de Burgos, one of Puerto Rico's most celebrated poets.

— the Nature of America stamp set will feature the Hawaiian Rain Forest.

— And the 2010 holiday stamps will feature the foliage of four different evergreens: ponderosa pine, eastern red cedar, blue spruce and balsam fir. The traditional Christmas stamp will feature a lute-playing angel from a fresco painted by 15th century artist Melozzo da Forli.

Copyright 2009 The Associated Press.


U.S. Postal Service | 2010 new stamp program | Mother Teresa | Bill Mauldin | Katharine Hepburn | Cowboys of the silver screen | Sunday morning comics |


Today's News

December 31, 2009

Degas Painting Stolen From the Cantini Museum in Southeast France

Berlin Art Projects Presents Megan Olson "Beyond the Chains of Illusion"

Unique Opportunities to Learn About Calder and Michelangelo

Los Angeles Art Show Returns to the Los Angeles Convention Center

Mother Teresa, Gene Autry, Katharine Hepburn on Upcoming US Stamps

Art Gallery of New South Wales Exhibition Focuses on Six Photographers

MoMA to Present Global Lens 2010, the Seventh Annual Touring Exhibition

Thriller, Muppets Among 25 in United States Film Registry

Winners of Global Design Competition Visit the Guggenheim

"Graceland Too" Attracts Offbeat Tourism in Mississippi

Joslyn Begins 2010 with Exhibition of Contemporary Artworks

Columbia Museum of Art to Present Collection of African-American Art

Artist Priest Bill Moore Finds God in Abstract Expressionism

Scholarship & Junior Member Exhibition at the Salmagundi Club

Iconic Photographs Coming to the Toledo Museum of Art

"Dinotopia: The Fantastical Art of James Gurney" to Open at the Delaware Art Museum

Texas Influenced Collection Demonstrates a Global Connection

Biennale and Other Cultural Institutions in Vancouver to Welcome Olympic Games Visitors

Exhibition of Key Projects Illustrate Richard MacCormac's Work

Most Popular Last Seven Days



1.- Fever mounts as stunning statues found at Alexander The Great-era tomb

2.- Hi-tech underground scans reveal vast complex of monuments at Britain's Stonehenge

3.- National Geographic Museum opens exhibition featuring shark-munching Spinosaurus

4.- First major New York City exhibition to explore Vienna Actionism opens at Hauser & Wirth

5.- Elizabeth I 'airbrushed' for 18th century make-over and a bug is found in Edward VI

6.- Award winning Swedish director Daniel Fridell to direct Kalliope Films' Vincent Van Gogh biopic

7.- Comprehensive retrospective exhibition of Joan Miró's work opens at the Albertina

8.- Synchrotron radiation technology in art conservation: Science to the rescue of art

9.- Mona Kuhn's first solo exhibition in the US opens at Edwynn Houk Gallery

10.- Sotheby's announces details of its sales series for Property from the Collection of Mrs. Paul Mellon



Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .

 

Founder:
Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher: Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez - Marketing: Carla Gutiérrez
Special Contributor: Liz Gangemi - Special Advisor: Carlos Amador
Contributing Editor: Carolina Farias

Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org theavemaria.org juncodelavega.org facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
Hommage
to a Mexican poet.
Hommage
       

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site