Information on this German artist has proven elusive, so my post on him will be short. Alfred Mailick was born in 1869 and died in 1946. He was an illustrator and painter of landscapes and animals who studied at the academy in Dresden, Germany. I noticed during my research, that many times his postcards included a single person (usually in native costume) with a beautifully illustrated landscape as a backdrop.
I also found a series of images on postcards he did in 1905 odd. They consisted of the usual beautiful landscaped background with people in native costume, but no head. I have never seen headless people on postcards before. A rather odd choice to paint, don’t you think? If you would like to see these odd postcards for yourself, go to http://www.heimatsammlung.de/motiv_unter/mailick/mailick.htm. The page is in German, so you may need to find a page translator.
** The above undivided backed postcard is a 1903 green Santa Claus with donkey signed by Alfred Mailick. It is from my personal collection and not for sale, sorry. You can find other beautiful Santa Claus postcards in my store, Remember When Vintage Postcards.
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