Elisabeth von Janota-Bzowski

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Elisabeth von Janota-Bzowski (23 November 1912 – 15 August 2012) was a German graphic artist known for her postage stamps and magazine designs. Born in Kiel, Schleswig-Holstein Province, in 1912, Von Janota-Bzowski sold her first art as a teenager.[1]

She began designing stamps later in her career.[1] Von Janota-Bzowski designed more than thirty stamps for the Deutsche Post during her career.[2] She one remarked, "Eine Briefmarke ist ein Mini-Plakat, und ein Plakat ist ein Telegramm," which roughly translates to, "A stamp is a mini-poster, and a poster is a telegram."[2]

She died in Marl, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, on 15 August 2012, at the age of 99.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Elisabeth von Janota-Bzowski". Michel. 2012-08-16. Retrieved 2012-09-11.
  2. ^ a b "Elisabeth von Janota-Bzowski 1912-2012". Deutsche Briefmarken-Zeitung. 2012-08-20. Retrieved 2012-09-11.
  3. ^ Traueranzeige in Rheinische Post vom 18. August 2012