Heights Artist’s Latest Stamp: Bette Davis

sr07_084l.jpgBrooklyn Heights artist Michael Deas has created another stamp for the U.S. Postal Service. His rendering of actress Bette Davis will be released in 2008. He based his artwork for the stamp on a publicity photo of Davis taken during the filming of All About Eve in 1950.

Earlier this year the USPS issued a stamp commemorating President Gerald R. Ford, also painted by Deas.

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  • Billy

    I like this image a lot. The beautiful, mature, Bette Davis.
    You can imagine the cigarette in her hand that of course had to be eliminated not to offend today’s sensitive classes.
    But the artist knew that we would see it in our mind’s eye. Bette Davis without a cigarette? Like the Pope without a cross.
    Very very masterful.