Stamp issue information

Liechtenstein Painters - Alois Ritter

Im Bofel 1986
Face value CHF 2.00
Motif Im Bofel 1986
Ruggeller Riet 1951
Face value CHF 1.00
Motif Ruggeller Riet 1951

The artist who created the designs to continue the series on painters from Liechtenstein was an enthusiastic teacher: Princely Music Director Alois Ritter (1910-1986). He practised his main profession as a teacher for 44 years. He devoted another large part of his life to music: He was active as an organist for 54 years and as a successful choirmaster for almost just as long. In addition, Alois Ritter was interested and active in painting. He taught himself various techniques and drew sketches and painted still life, oil paintings and much more. The Liechtensteiner loved painting outdoors as well as in his studio based on his own designs. On 16 April 1986, he finished his oil painting “Girl with Goat” and unexpectedly died of a stroke only five minutes later. In memory of him and his oeuvre, his works were presented to the public six years ago in an exhibition commemorating his 100th birthday. With this special issue, Philately Liechtenstein is yet again showing the work of a local artist.
“Ruggeller Riet 1951” (face value: CHF 1.00) is an oil painting while the Triesner motif “Im Bofel 1986” (face value: CHF 2.00) was painted in watercolours.

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Date Of Issue
07. March 2016
Stefan Erne, Triesen
Stamp format
45 x 39.15 mm
13 1/4 x 13 3/4
Sheet format
208 x 146 mm
5-colour offset CMYK + Silver,
FM screening,
Royal Joh. Enschedé, Haarlem
Special stamp paper PVA,
102 g/m2, gummed
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