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Jean Larcher 1947—2015

Jean Larcher  1947—2015

Jean Larcher 1947—2015

Cergy-Pontoise, France

Calligrapher, teacher of calligraphy

Biography

Jean Lаrcher was born in Rennes, France, in 1947.

From 1962-1965, he studied typographic art in a school under the Paris Chamber of Commerce. Simultaneously Jean studied calligraphy and penmanship.

From 1973-1985, Jean Lаrcher worked as a free calligrapher in the suburbs of Paris. He was engaged mostly in: designing advertising posters, printed editions, and private orders both in France and abroad.

Starting from 1985, Jean taught calligraphy mostly outside France in: England, Belgium, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Australia, Tasmania, Finland, Norway, and Spain.

When international conventions were adopted in the U.S.A. (in 1986, 1993, 1996, 1999, 2002, and 2004), Jean Larcher was invited to teach calligraphy. Starting from the 1970“s, he has been engaged in the deep study of calligraphy and penmanship in France, in different art colleges and graphic/ design colleges.

He exhibited his works in more than 250 world exhibitions, mostly in English-speaking countries.

Jean Lаrcher is a member of the following associations: S.S.I. and CLAS in London, FOC in San Francisco, WGC in Washington, Schreibwerkstatt in Offenbach, and Edward Johnston Fund in Ditchling.

Author works

From A to Z, a trip throughout the Roman Alphabet

Black Canson paper, different gouaches, pointed metallic pen, brush, 30x110 cm, 2009

ABC. White on Black

Master-class demonstration
Paper, white gouache, metal pen, 250х48 cm, 2008

ABC (Leporello, folded book)
(created in cooperation with Katharina Pieper)

Master-class demonstration
Paper, white and colour gouache, metal pen, 222х65 cm, 2008

Roman Alphabet with the “Beauty of Calligraphy”

Paper, white gouache, metal pen, 50x65 cm, 2008.

Roman Alphabet. Capital letters

Paper, white gouache, metal pen, 50x65 cm, 2008

Bouquet.
“Beauty of Calligraphy” in five European languages

Paper, white gouache, metallic pen, 50x65 cm, 2008

Triptych “Roman Alphabet”. Anglaise style

Paper, white gouache, metal pen, 21x29 cm, 2008.

Latin alphabet with "Beauty of calligraphy"

Paper, white gouache, metallic pen, 50x65 cm, 2008

Postcards

Set of 23 postcards

Calendar

Includes works of Jean Larcher and three other artists (spread).

Calendar

Includes works of Jean Larcher and three other artists (spread).

Alphabet

Рaper, white gouache, metal pen, 60x10 cm

"Calligraphie" book


The Roman Alphabet from A to Z

Black and red gouache on paper, 75x220 cm, 2012

The 26 letters of our Latin alphabet

Paper, gouache, metal pen and ruling pen, 46x70cm , 2014

LIBERTÉ ÉGALITÉ FRATERNITÉ.

Paper, gouache. 46x70cm , 2014
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Calligraphy is the art of deliberate hieroglyphic corruption and transformation in order to reach natural harmony.