Top Calligrapher from the USA to share expertise at the Pen Museum

Barry Morentz

Anyone interested in the art of decorative handwriting, lettering or design is invited to a demonstration by renowned American calligrapher Barry Morentz at Birmingham’s Pen Museum, in the Jewellery Quarter, on Sunday 19 March.

Barry runs a studio in Manhattan, New York City, where he has carried out calligraphic work for such big-name companies and organisations as Estee Lauder, Cartier, Columbia University and The Museum of Modern Art. He also produces hand-made books, boxes and portfolios, and is known for his renderings of Shakespearean texts.

Initially self-taught, Barry began his formal studies in 1977, learning from such experts as Sheila Waters and Gottfried Pott, and studying ancient texts in Rome and at the Vatican Library. He has taught numerous workshops throughout the USA, Canada, Japan, Hong Kong and Singapore, and at five international calligraphy conferences.

The demonstration takes place from 1:30 pm on Sunday 19 March and is free of charge to anyone visiting the museum (standard admission charges apply).  For more information please call the museum on 0121 236 9834 or email: enquiries@penmuseum.org.uk