Thursday, July 16, 2009

„Traurige Juli“ : Gerd Aretz

Sooner this month of July 2009, German university professor and artist Gerd Aretz died at the age of 79, after almost fifty years of service to the Federal Minister of Finances, responsible of the German philatelic program.

Gerd Aretz
(website of the Bergische Universität Wuppertal)

During this half-century, he designed more than one hundred and thirty postage stamps of the Federal Republic of Germany, issued by the Bundespost and then the Deutsche Post.

Certainly, his main creation would be considered the Women of the German History series (Frauen der deutschen Geschichte), a definitive series in use from 1986 to 2003, that lived the German reunification and the arrival of the euro currency.

They were replaced by photographs of flowers.

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