Lonoff, Elizabeth - head shot

Elizabeth Lonoff

Elizabeth Lonhoff’s calligraphy training unknowingly started with a required technical-drawing class, but then she had been training her eyes since holding a box camera as a kid. She once took a library calligraphy workshop on two Saturday mornings, and her artist father gave her an Osmiroid fountain pen. She moved on to Tom Gourdie’s Calligraphic Styles in her spare time. Another couple of years later, an adult education instructor told her about the nearby 1986 International Calligraphy Conference. She has attended most of those conferences since then and achieved the level of calligrafile.