Postage stamp designer Regina Marxer
In 1975, artist Regina Marxer from Vaduz became the first woman from Liechtenstein to design a Liechtenstein stamp, namely the postage stamp issued to mark the occasion of «30 years of the Liechtenstein Red Cross». From 1966 to 1970, Marxer was one of the first woman in Liechtenstein to complete an apprenticeship as a graphic designer. She studied at the Hochschule der Künste (College of Fine Arts) in Berlin from 1974 to 1978. Marxer has worked as a freelance artist since 1979. She created designs for 29 Liechtenstein stamps between 1975 and 2004. The collection of the Liechtenstein NationalMuseum includes the original designs of these stamps as well as other, unrealised designs and sketches by the artist. Most of these works are now being shown for the first time in a special exhibition at the Liechtenstein PostalMuseum. With this retrospective, the Liechtenstein NationalMuseum honours postage stamp designer Regina Marxer on the occasion of her 70th birthday.