Friday, October 21, 2011
Rudolf Koivu, Finnish Artist and Painter 29.8.1970
Rudolf Koivu (1890 - 1946) was a Finnish graphic illustrator and painter, was one of Finland’s most famous illustrators. Koivu is best known for his illustrations of fairy tales and other children’s publications. which are enduringly and timelessly popular. The stamp sheet on the First Day Cover commemorating Rudolf Koivu was issued on 29.8.1970.
The stamps (from left to right and top to bottom) depict illustrations of
1. Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves (from the collection ”One Thousand and One Nights”.
2. Story of the Great Musician.
3. Story of the Giants, the Witches and the Daughter of the Sun.
4. The Golden Bird, Brothers Grimm fairy tales.
5. Lamb’s Brother, written by Rudolf Koivu.
6. The Snow Queen, written by Hans Christian Andersen.
My friend Pia gave me this card..