Thursday, February 14, 2008

Engraver Yves Beaujard on TV Timbres

An interview of French engraver Yves Beaujard by Gauthier Toulemonde is broadcasting on webtv TV Timbres since today.

During the first third, the topic is Beaujard's last artwork who will become the new French definitive stamp. Consequently I watched at the artist's workroom and walls.

The second part was more interesting because it was the telling of his many careers by Beaujard: the first trials for Vietnamese stamps, expatriation to the United States where he learned the art of engraved landscapes and portraits for banknotes and plates (the latter with the portrait of US presidents), his return as illustrator in France (including Alex le chat, a comics published in the French Mickey Mouse magazine), and finally his philatelic career starting at the end of the 1990s.

In the final part, he presented the work of the Art du timbre gravé association, whose he is a vice-president.

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