Catherine Burkhard

Dallas, Texas

First Controlled Powered Airplane Flight

Calligraphy Broadside

Hand lettering in gouache utilizing Gothicized Italic for titles and Foundational for main text on Gutenberg laid paper. Illustrated with U.S. postage sheets commemorating the centennial of the Wright Brothers' first flight. Text, composed by the artist, explains focus of the stamp issue. 18-3/8 x 20-3/8"

CATHERINE BURKHARD is a professional calligrapher and bookbinder with more than 20 years of experience, focusing on book restoration and conservation. Interested in making books since childhood, her serious study in bookbinding was with Dorothy Westapher in Dallas. She teaches and works privately from her own Books 'n Letters studio. Currently, she is GBW Secretary, and Editor of the Lone Star Chapter newsletter.

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