US 1970 Maine Statehood ; Lighthouse 6c. Scott. 1391

US 1970 Maine Statehood ; Lighthouse 6c. Scott. 1391

Series: Maine Statehood Issue

Stamp details: 150 Years of Maine Statehood, Lighthouse at Two Lights by Edward Hopper

Issued date: 09-07-1970 (dd/mm/yyyy)
Face value: 6c.

Emission: Commemorative
Watermark: No Watermark

Catalogue No:-
Scott (USA): 1391
Stanley Gibbons (UK): 1381
Michel (Germany): 1003
Yvert et Tellier (France): 894

Dimensions (height x width):
26mm x 40mm

Printer: Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Print Method: Giori Press

Stamp Colors: Multicolored

Perforation: Perf 11 x 11

Themes: Lighthouse, Houses, Architecture

Total print: 171,850,000 (estimate)

Description:- Edward Hopper (1882-1967) was an American realist painter and printmaker. While he is widely known for his oil paintings, he was equally proficient as a watercolorist and printmaker in etching. Hopper created subdued drama out of commonplace subjects 'layered with a poetic meaning', inviting narrative interpretations. He was praised for "complete verity" in the America he portrayed. His career benefited decisively from his marriage to fellow-artist Josephine Nivison, who contributed much to his work, both as a life-model and as a creative partner.