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16 Beautiful Works of Art Found on American Postal Stamps

 Where would you go if you wanted to see a great work of art, such as one of Michelangelo's many masterpieces? A museum seems like the most obvious place, of course. Perhaps, an art gallery. Or if you're lucky, an eccentric billionaire's private collection. But actually, the place I had in mind was none other than the post office. Despite what you may think about stamp collecting being a relatively plain hobby, it offers its own artistic excitement. 

We've gathered a collection of stamps that display some of the most beautiful and iconic paintings and works of art ever brought to life by legendary artists like the illustrious creator of David, as well as Mary Cassatt and Sandro Botticelli. These postage stamps have allowed the greatest works of art to travel the world and be appreciated by people in every walk of life. Soak in all the glory of these miniature masterpieces and definitely think about switching up hobbies!

1. The Declaration of Independence, by John Trumbull 

Notable Works of Art by famous painters and artists found on U.S Postal Stamps,  The Declaration of Independence, by John Trumbull

(By National Bank Note Company, Wikimedia Commons)  

2. Tom Sawyer, by Norman Rockwell 

Notable Works of Art by famous painters and artists found on U.S Postal Stamps, Tom Sawyer, by Norman Rockwell

(By Bureau of Engraving and Printing, Wikimedia Commons)  

3. The Sower, by Emmanuel Leutze

Notable Works of Art by famous painters and artists found on U.S Postal Stamps, The Sower, by Emmanuel Leutze

(By Bureau of Engraving and Printing, Wikimedia Commons)  

4. Troops Guarding Train, by Frederic Remington 

Notable Works of Art by famous painters and artists found on U.S Postal Stamps, Troops Guarding Train, by Frederic Remington

(By Bureau of Printing and Engraving, Wikimedia Commons)  

5. The Doctor, by Luke Fildes

Notable Works of Art by famous painters and artists found on U.S Postal Stamps, The Doctor, by Luke Fildes

(By Bureau of Engraving and Printing, Wikimedia Commons)  

6. Breezing Up (A Fair Wind), by Winslow Homer

Notable Works of Art by famous painters and artists found on U.S Postal Stamps, Breezing Up (A Fair Wind), by Winslow Homer

(By US Post Office, Wikimedia Commons)  

7. The Annunciation, by Jan van Eyck

Notable Works of Art by famous painters and artists found on U.S Postal Stamps, The Annunciation, by Jan van Eyck

(By Jan van Eyck, Wikimedia Commons)  

8. School of Athens, by Raphael 

Notable Works of Art by famous painters and artists found on U.S Postal Stamps, School of Athens, by Raphael

(By Bureau of Engraving and Printing, Wikimedia Commons)  

9. The Spirit of ‘76, by Archibald Willard 

Notable Works of Art by famous painters and artists found on U.S Postal Stamps, The Spirit of ‘76, by Archibald Willard

(By United States Postal Service, Wikimedia Commons)  

10. The Age of Reptiles, by Rudolph F. Zallinger 

Notable Works of Art by famous painters and artists found on U.S Postal Stamps, The Age of Reptiles, by Rudolph F. Zallinger

(By Bureau of Engraving and Printing, Wikimedia Commons)  

11. The Biglin Brothers Racing, by Thomas Eakins

Notable Works of Art by famous painters and artists found on U.S Postal Stamps, The Biglin Brothers Racing, by Thomas Eakins

(By Stamp designer Robert L. Miller, Wikimedia Commons)  

12. The Lighthouse at Two Lights, by Edward Hopper

Notable Works of Art by famous painters and artists found on U.S Postal Stamps, The Lighthouse at Two Lights, by Edward Hopper

(By National Postal Museum, Wikimedia Commons)  

13. Columbia Jays, by John James Audubon

Notable Works of Art by famous painters and artists found on U.S Postal Stamps, Columbia Jays, by John James Audubon

(By John James Audubon, Wikimedia Commons)  

14. The Boating Party, by Mary Cassatt 

Notable Works of Art by famous painters and artists found on U.S Postal Stamps, The Boating Party, by Mary Cassatt 

(By USPS, Wikimedia Commons)  

15. Primavera, by Sandro Botticelli

Notable Works of Art by famous painters and artists found on U.S Postal Stamps, Primavera, by Sandro Botticelli

(By Bureau of Engraving and Printing, Wikimedia Commons)  

16. The Creation of Adam, by Michelangelo Buonarroti

Notable Works of Art by famous painters and artists found on U.S Postal Stamps, The Creation of Adam, by Michelangelo Buonarroti

(By Bureau of Engraving and Printing, Wikimedia Commons)

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