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Jersey Artists: Claude Cahun

Jersey Artists: Claude Cahun

Date of issue

12 February 2020

Withdrawal date

12 February 2022

Sheet

10

Size

40mm x 30mm

Process

Four colour offset lithography plus silver metallic ink with varnish.

Denominations

52p, 67p, 80p, 85p, 99p, £1.15, £1.46 & £2.78

Claude Cahun, born Lucie Renee Mathilde Schwob, was a French surrealist photographer, sculptor and writer. Best known for her androgynous self-portraits, she is famous for creating some of the most startlingly original and enigmatic photographic images of the twentieth century. Born in Nantes in France in 1894, Cahun attended a private school in Surrey before attending the University of Paris. In the 1920s, Cahun hosted salons at her home, attended by eminent figures including artist, Henry Michaux and influential literary figure, Sylvia Beach. In 1937, Cahun moved to Jersey with her partner, Marcel Moore. This stamp issue features eight of Cahun’s photographs, showcasing her work over the decades. The 80p stamp carries the logo of SEPAC, the Small European Postal Administration Co-Operation, and forms part of a joint stamp issue entitled Art in the National Collection .

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