15.10.2012 - Auction offers stamp art by Janota-Bzowski
Elisabeth von Janota-Bzowski (1912-2012) was one of the truly great German artists proficient in the "art of the small format".
A selection of her original stamp designs, illustrations, drawings and paintings will be on sale during the upcoming auction of the German auctioneer Felzmann (6 to 10 November).
Right from the start - with the first design she came up (the one for the stamp "100 Years Telephone in Germany", issued in 1977, see picture) - she was able to make an impression: she won the competition. Her designs for the German stamp issues "Stamp Day 1981" and "400 Years of Gregorian Calendar" have also received accolades.
But most impressive was her work for the United Nations. Her "Herald of Peace" (1986) was selected as one of 12 designs that made up a UN series on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the United Nations. Her designs for German stamps have received international recognition. Her "Georg Philipp Telemann" stamp has been used in the United States to design an album cover and her ‘Europe’ stamps ‘Folklore’ have been depicted in Canadian textbooks. She designed 38 commemorative German stamps, the last ones were issued in the year 2000.
Definitive designs and drawings of unrealized stamp form the majority of the 60 Janota-Bzowski auction lots that will be on sale on Felzmann’s auction, on 9 November in Dusseldorf (Germany).