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Frederick Philip Grove, Fruits of the Earth - 17 cents 1979 - Canadian stamp

Frederick Philip Grove, Fruits of the Earth 1979 - Canadian stamp

Specifications

  • Quantity: 12 500 000
  • Issue date: May 3, 1979
  • Printer: Canadian Bank Note Company, Limited
  • Scott: #817

Description

Frederick Philip Grove was born in Germany on 14 February 1879, as Felix Paul Greve. He studied at German schools, produced various literary works and, in 1909, departed for North America under mysterious circumstances. In 1912 he turned up in Winnipeg where the Manitoba Department of Education hired him. This was an excellent opportunity for a man who viewed himself as "the Artist struggling to awaken a rude society to its literary heritage..." Grove taught in rural schools until 1929 while continuing to write. He gained distinction for his realistic portrayals of life on the prairies during the years of rapid settlement. The stamp features a scene from one of his works, the novel "Fruits of the Earth", depicted in a wood engraving by Rosemary Kilbourne.
Canada. Post Office Department. [Postage Stamp Press Release], 1979.

Creators

Based on a wood engraving by Rosemary Elizabeth Kilbourn
Designed by Jean Morin

Note

The values on this page are in Canadian dollars (CAD).