Pennsylvania Academy Stamp

US Postage Stamps: 1955

Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts Stamp

Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts StampIssued on January 15, 1955 in Philadelphia, PA, this stamp was issued to coincide with a 150th anniversary exhibition at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts.

 The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, located in Philadelphia, was established in 1805 by noted scientist and painter Charles Willson Peale with help from other leading citizens in the area.  This stamp, commemorating the 150th anniversary of the founding of the academy is based on a self portrait by Charles Peale entitled “The Artist in His Museum”,

The Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts has continued to grow over the two centuries of its existence and has one of the finest collections of art treasures in the world.  The Academy also features an art college that grants degrees in fine arts.  Even the Furness-Hewitt building that houses the Pennsylvania Academy is a work of art, and is considered by many to be one of the finest examples of Victoria Gothic architecture in the United States.

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