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Mr. Clarence Lee

Creator

Chinese Lunar New Year Collection

Chinese Lunar New Year Collection

Background Information

Employment History

Honorary Board Member
Hawai'i Arts Alliance

Designer
USPS Lunar New Year Stamps

Typographer, Modeler
Banknote Corporation of America , Inc.

Designer
The Lunar New Year Collection.

Education



Pomona College



Yale University's School of Art and Architecture



Yale's School of Art and Architecture

bachelor of fine arts degree

School of Art and Architecture at Yale

Web References (128 Total References)


Culture and Tradition: The Lunar New Year Collection

www.lunarcollection.com, $reference.date [cached]

Chinese-American designer Clarence Lee, creator of the Chinese Lunar New Year Collection, explains that using paper cut designs for the series was the obvious choice.


USPS The Lunar New Year Collection

www.nyjpw.org, $reference.date [cached]

In 1992, renowned graphic designer Clarence Lee was selected to design one stamp depicting the Chinese lunar symbol for 1993, the "Year of the Rooster," to honor Chinese Americans.

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Clarence Lee was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, and trained at the prestigious design school at Yale University. In 1992 he was selected to design the first Chinese lunar stamp, the "Year of the Rooster.
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Paper-Cut Design: A Traditional Chinese Folk-Art Chinese-American designer Clarence Lee, creator of the Chinese Lunar New Year Collection, explains that using paper cut designs for the series was the obvious choice.


Hawaii newspaper reports death of stamp ...

www.linns.com, $reference.date [cached]

Hawaii newspaper reports death of stamp artist Clarence Lee

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Artist Clarence Lee's cut-paper animal designs were featured on the U.S. Lunar New Year stamps issued from 1992 to 2006.
The U.S. Year of the Ram forever stamp scheduled to be issued Feb. 7 includes Clarence Lee's cut-paper ram design in the upper left corner.
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United States stamp artist Clarence Lee has died at age 79, according to a Jan. 30 report by Gregg K. Kakesako in the Honolulu Star Advertiser.
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Lee, who headed his own graphic design firm in Honolulu, created the cut-paper animal designs that appeared on the first Lunar New Year stamps issued by the U.S. Postal Service from 1992 through 2006. Lee developed 12 different designs representing the 12 animals of the traditional Chinese calendar.


James T. McCusker, Inc. - News

www.jamesmccusker.com, $reference.date [cached]

This and the prior 10 Lunar New Year stamps (Hare, Tiger, Ox, Rat, Boar, Dog, Rooster, Dragon, Snake and Horse) all were designed by artist Clarence Lee, who has been commissioned to complete the series with a Year of the Monkey stamp in 2004.


James T. McCusker, Inc. - News

shop.jamesmccusker.com, $reference.date [cached]

This and the prior 10 Lunar New Year stamps (Hare, Tiger, Ox, Rat, Boar, Dog, Rooster, Dragon, Snake and Horse) all were designed by artist Clarence Lee, who has been commissioned to complete the series with a Year of the Monkey stamp in 2004.

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