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
find my work
You can find my work for sale in my online store; at Minnesota Center for Book Arts in Minneapolis, Gallery Equus in Northeast Minneapolis, North Suburban Center for the Arts in Fridley, MN; and Austin Area Arts Retail Gallery in Austin, MN.
I have been creating calligraphy since 1981 and teaching calligraphy and related arts since 1991 out of an in-home studio. In 1989 I joined the Calligraphy Guild of Pittsburgh where I learned and created with amazing artists and was exposed to the vast, rich "world of calligraphy" - a world where I have been studying and playing ever since.
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.
In 2017, I joined a community of artists in the Northrup King Building in Northeast MN where I sold my work and conducted regular workshops. Covid forced me to close my studio in 2020, however, I am back to teaching in-person (occasionally - in certain circumstances), and becoming more proficient in presenting a creative online experience to individuals and groups.
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, Canada, and Australia.
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 and current tech-host and webmaster of the Colleagues of Calligraphy here in Minnesota. I am also a member of the Minnesota Center for Book Arts , and Calligraphy Guild of Pittsburgh.
I am married to my dearest friend with whom I have two sons who are, by far, our greatest creations.