The making of letters in every form is for me the purest and the greatest pleasure, and at many stages of my life it was to me what a song is to the singer, a picture to the painter, a shout to the elated, or a sign to the oppressed. It was and is for me the most happy and perfect expression of my life.
- Rudolf Koch
- Rudolf Koch
I have been creating calligraphy since 1981 and teaching calligraphy & related arts since 1991 out of an in-home studio. In 2017, I joined a community of artists in the Northrup King Building in Northeast MN where I sell my work and conduct regular workshops. I have transitioned my in-person workshops to online workshops where I continue to teach people from all over!
In 1987 some dear friends were willing to put a newbie calligrapher to work on their wedding invitations. Since then I have created envelopes (too many to count), place cards, invitations, and other calligraphic favors for special occasions.
My original works have been exhibited and garnered various awards and recognition throughout Minnesota, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Florida and many pieces reside in private collections in the US and Canada.
I am honored to have had work published in Letter Arts Review Annual Review Issue on several occasions. Letter Arts Review is internationally recognized as the preeminent magazine for calligraphers and lettering artists and an award-winning quarterly journal.
I am a member of the Colleagues of Calligraphy here in Minnesota. I am also a member of the Minnesota Center for Book Arts , NEMAA and Art To Change The World.
I am married to my dearest friend and soul-mate with whom I have two sons who are, by far, my greatest creations.