“Haypost” (Armenian Post) has issued a souvenir postage stamp dedicated to “the 100th birthday of Henri Verneuil (Ashot Malakyan)”.
The postage stamp depicts French-Armenian filmmaker, writer, and member of the French Academy of Fine Arts Henri Verneuil (born Ashot Malakian, 1920-2002).
The postage stamp contains fragments of posters for the films of Henri Verneuil.
Henri Verneuil studied at the School of Applied Arts in Marseille and then at the National School of Arts in Aix-en-Provence. Since 1948, Verneuil has worked in the cinema. He has created over 40 films, including “Forbidden Fruit” (1952), “Maxim” (1958), and “President” (1961), with the participation of world-class actors.
One of the finest examples of contemporary art is Verneuil’s biographical film “Mayrig” filmed in 1991. It tells the history of an Armenian family that survived the Armenian Genocide and emigrated to France.
The specs of the souvenir postage stamp:
- Release date: September 1, 2020.
- Designer: Vahagn Mkrtchyan.
- Printing house: Cartor, France.
- Stamp diameter: 38.0 mm.
- Sheet size: 60.0 x 45.0 mm.
- Printing: 40,000 pcs.