Olympic Summer Games: Runners

painting of three runners

Artist: Robert M. Cunningham
Art director: Bradbury Thompson
First day of issue: September 28, 1979

Acrylic on paper mounted to board

Artists commissioned to create new Olympics stamps typically have to find fresh ways to depict familiar subjects. Robert M. Cunningham solves this problem admirably by focusing on the mesmerizing forms and shapes of three runners frozen in time.

Art of the Stamp