...for the enjoyment
and passion of words,
thoughts, and disiplines.
Born: March 3, 1928, Manhattan, New York, USA
Died: December 30, 2010 (aged 82), Stamford, Connecticut, USA
Family: Mr. Calle’s wife, the former Olga Wyhowanec, whom he married in 1951, died in 2003. Besides his son Chris, he is survived by another son, Paul P., a veterinarian at the Bronx Zoo; a daughter, Claudia Calle Beal; and six grandchildren.
He was an American artist who was best known for the designs he created for postage stamps, including 40 that were released by the United States Postal Service, and others for stamps issued by the Federated States of Micronesia, the Marshall Islands, Sweden and the United Nations. The sole artist hired by NASA to cover the Apollo 11 astronauts up close, Calle designed the 10-cent stamp that commemorated the first manned moon landing; it depicted an astronaut stepping onto the moon from the lunar module, with the Earth visible over the moon's horizon.
Calle produced dozens of postage stamp designs, featuring such individuals as Douglas MacArthur and Robert Frost. He also produced Western-themed artworks that have been shown at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, as well as a 1981 stamp honoring Frederic Remington. His depictions of the American West have been included in the collections of the Gilcrease Museum in Tulsa, Oklahoma and at the Booth Western Art Museum in Cartersville, Georgia.
The 10-cent Robert Frost commemorative stamp was first placed on sale at Derry, New Hampshire, on March 26, 1974. This was the fourth in the American Poet Series.
Robert Frost (1894-1963) was a famous American poet. The place of issue for the stamp is the location at which Frost spent some of his formative years as a budding poet.
The stamp was designed by Paul Calle and was issued in sheets of fifty, with an initial printing of 150 million.
left: Paul Calle's "First Man On The Moon" US10-cent postage stamp issued on September 9, 1969.
Below: First Day of Issue card, Scott C76, signed by Paul Calle