Ewan Clayton: British and German Calligraphy Between the Wars

22 Feb 2018

Ditchling Museum of Arts + Craft, Ditchling

The twentieth century calligraphic revival had three founders all of whom knew each other’s work. Edward Johnston in Britain, Rudolf Von Larisch in Austria and Rudolf Koch in Germany. In this lecture Ewan traces the relationship between these traditions and their long-term influence.

Ewan is Professor in Design at the University of Sunderland where he assists in directing their International Calligraphy Research Centre. Ewan has extensive teaching experience – he steered the old Roehampton calligraphy courses through to degree status, established Sunderland University’s course at Kensington Palace. He is a core member of staff at The Royal Drawing School.



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