Stevan Dohanos, 87; Artist, Illustrator Designed 40 Stamps

Stevan Dohanos, 87, an artist who helped design 40 stamps for the U.S. Postal Service and illustrated more than 125 covers for the Saturday Evening Post. He designed his first stamp for the Postal Service in 1959 to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. The Postal Service dedicated the Dohanos Hall of Stamps in Washington, D.C., in 1984. The gallery houses many of the original paintings from which stamps were made. Dohanos took classes at the Cleveland School of Art and the John Huntington Polytechnic Institute. He moved to New York City in 1937, where he did illustrations for advertisers and magazines, including Fortune, Life, the New Yorker, Good Housekeeping, American and McCall's. He painted more than 125 covers for the Saturday Evening Post in the 1940s and 1950s. In 1960 he designed the 4-cent stamp that commemorated the nation's new 50-star flag. In Westport, Conn., on July 4 of pneumonia.

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