Foni Tissen was born on 3rd of June 1909 in Rumelange.
After his primary studies, he attended Lycée Poincaré in Nancy. Paris was the next stage of his career where he studied design at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts. He was provided with living quarters and counseled by the artist Auguste Trémont with whom he would share a very great friendship his entire life.
In 1929, the call to adventure was so irresistible that he embarked first for New York, then on a British paquebot for a world tour lasting several years. He participated in different international exhibitions including the universal exhibition of New York in 1939 where he and other artists represented Luxembourg, and he decided to become a professor of design in Luxembourg.
In September 1942 he was imprisoned at Hinzert along with 7 other professors.
After the war he was a professor at the Lycée de Garçons in Esch-sur-Alzette and dedicated himself body
and soul to his trade.
When he passed away in 1975 at the age of 65, he left an impressive body of work as proof of the vast range of his activity.
|Price of the series :||1,00 + 0,90 + 0,70 = 2,60 €|
|Layout:||Advantage Communication S.A., Luxembourg (L);|
|Printing:||High-resolution offset and helioprint by "Enschedé Stamps", Haarlem (NL);|
44,00 x 30,00 mm, 10 stamps per sheet.