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Master Penmen from the
Golden Age of Ornamental Penmanship

Portraits and biographical information taken with permission from
Michael Sullís "Spencerian Script and Ornamental Penmanship, Volume I"

The days of practicing oval exercises upon a blackboard are gone now, as are the common school inkwell and pen. But we should know about the penmen of the past - about who they were, what they did, and more significantly, what they have left for us - the new stewards of penmanship. The penmen and their times are part of our heritage. This, we should remember.

-- Michael R. Sull

Click the images below for biographical information
on these Master Penmen from the past.

Joseph J. Bailey
Joseph J. Bailey
1879-1970
Willis A. Baird
Willis A. Baird
1882-1954
Henry P. Behrensmeyer
Henry P. Behrensmeyer
1868-1948
Elmer Ward Bloser
Elmer Ward Bloser
1865-1929
Edwin L. Brown
Edwin L. Brown
1869-1958
Clinton C. Canan
Clinton C. Canan
1873-1904
Mary L. Champion
Mary L. Champion
Clinton H. Clark
Clinton H. Clark
1864-1937
Francis B. Courtney
Francis B. Courtney
1867-1952
William E. Dennis
William E. Dennis
1860-1924
Henry W. Flickinger
Henry W. Flickinger
1845-1925
G.A. Gaskell
G.A. Gaskell
1845-1886
Charleton V. Howe
Charleton V. Howe
1870-1952
Lloyd M. Kelchner
Lloyd M. Kelchner
1862-1948
Earl A. Lupfer
Earl A. Lupfer
1890-1967
Louis Madarasz
Louis Madarasz
1860-1910
Edward C. Mills
Edward C. Mills
1872-1962
Austin Norman Palmer
Austin Norman Palmer
1860-1927
Fielding Schofield
Fielding Schofield
1845-1924
Lyman P. Spencer
Lyman P. Spencer
1840-1915
Sara L. Spencer
Sara L. Spencer
1832-1923
Frederick W. Tamblyn
Frederick W. Tamblyn
1870-1947
Albert D. Taylor
Albert D. Taylor
1863-1898
Charles Paxton Zaner
Charles Paxton Zaner
1864-1918

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