Oct 25, 2012

Latvia Souvenir Cover on "125th Birthday of Poet and Artist Alberts Kronenbergs"

Souvenir Cover
Envelope Comemorativo


125th Birthday of Poet and Artist Alberts Kronenbergs

Date of Issue : 18 October 2012

The envelope features a portrait of Kronenbergs and samples of books created by him.

Writer and artist Alberts Kronenbergs was born in 1887. He illustrated around 130 books, both his own and ones by other authors - the first among them was the book of Latvian fairytales Brīnuma stabulītes (Wonder Flutes). The first book written and illustrated entirely by Kronenbergs himself was Mazais ganiņš un viņa brīnišķīgais ceļojums (The Little Herdboy and His Wonderful Journey).

Kronenbergs' best-known books are Zelta laiki (Golden Times), Tuntuļu Jurītis, Jērādiņa, Sprunguļmuižā gadatirgus (Fair at Sprunguļmuiža Manor), and the primer Zelta atslēdziņa (Little Golden Key). Several plays based on the graphic artist and poet's works have been staged in the Daile Theater.

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