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Biographical Highlights

1948
Born in Portland, Oregon
1970
Graduated University of Washington.
1971 to present
Professional calligrapher. Began teaching.
1976
Founding member and first president: The Society for Calligraphy & Handwriting.
1977
Visited Israel for two months.
1978
Designed first Ketubah.
1991
Published first edition Hebrew Calligraphy Styles.
Began teaching at Letters of Joy, an annual regional calligraphy conference sponsored by Write on Calligraphers of Edmonds, WA. For information: Letters Of Joy 2010
1996
Published second, completely revised, edition of Hebrew Calligraphy Styles.
Instructor. Soundings, International Calligraphy Conference. Tacoma, WA
1997
First slide talk: The Beauty of Hebrew Calligraphy,” The Newberry Library, Chicago, IL
1998,
2002-4
Private study of original Hebrew manuscripts (The British Library, London; The Bodleian Library, Oxford; & Klau Library, Hebrew Union College, Cincinnati, OH
2001
Second slide talk: “The Ketubah: Art in Context,” Tree of Life Books & Judaica, Seattle, WA
2002
Instructor. The Calligraphy Connection, International Calligraphy Conference. St. John’s College, MN
2006
Published Finding the Flow: A Calligraphic Journey and reprinted second edition of HCS.
2007
First “Finding the Flow” workshop. San Francisco, Friends of Calligraphy
2009
First “Dynamics” workshops: Ellensburg, WA & Montréal, Quebec (see Teaching for information)

A resume can be provided upon request.