Australia Post Christmas Stamps (1) 

Leopoldine ‘Poldi’ Mimovich. Photo: Fiona Basile. 2

This year’s Christmas stamp issue by Australia Post focuses on Australian themes. Paintings by the late artist and sculptor Leopoldine ‘Poldi’ Mimovich OAM have been reproduced on two religious stamps. Both designs combine traditional iconography with native fauna and flora. Leopoldine Mimovich was born in 1920 in Neumarkt in the Italian Tyrol. In 1949, she and her husband Ljubisa Mimovich joined the tide of European immigrants who sought a new life in Australia in the post-war years. Her work is found in parks, homes, churches, schools and convents throughout Australia. She has a strong connection to the Good Sams through her friendship with the Sisters who have collected her works over many years. 2

Poldi Mimovich died Christmas Day 2019 aged 99 years.

The two stamps, as shown below up close, have a delightful mix of the religious theme with Australian animals and plants.

Australia Post Christmas Stamp (3)
Australia Post Christmas Stamp (4)

If you are interested in reading more about the art works and career of Poldi Mimovich please follow the bookmark links below to a couple of past posts that we have published on the AnArt4Life blog.

The Legacy of Poldi Mimovich
Sharing more icons and sculptures created by Leopoldine Mimovich.
In Memory of Poldi Mimovich
Remembering the great talent of Australian sculptor Leopoldine (Poldi) Mimovich.

Credit
1. auspost.com.au
2. goodsams.org.au
3. melbourneartcritic.worldpress
4. australiapostcollectables.com