Catherine Fournier


Psalm 116 Latin text hand lettered in secretary hand. The work is inscribed to Marvin Newman, Catharine’s calligraphy teacher at the Art Student’s League. Dimensions 13.5 x 37 centimeters. Created 1959. Lent by Mark Newman.

Catherine Fournier (1908–1988) studied calligraphy with Hollis Holland, Marvin Newman, and Paul Standard. In 1964 she received the New York Herald Tribune Children’s Book Festival award for her book The Coconut Thieves.