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Master Penman Michael Sull
A native of Buffalo, New York, Michael R. Sull was born February 25, 1949. He attended and graduated from both the New York State College of Environmental Science and Forestry, and Syracuse University in 1971, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Forestry. After graduation he enlisted in the U.S. Navy, performing navigational duties as quartermaster onboard the U.S.S. Pawcatuck throughout the Caribbean, the Mediterranean Sea, the North Sea, and the Barents Sea. Upon his discharge from Service, Michael began a career in youth service work, first as a professional Scout with the Boy Scouts of America for five years, and then two years with the Virginia Cooperative Extension Department, as an urban 4-H Agent. It was during these post-Navy years that Mr. Sull began studying calligraphy and trained under Messrs. Bullock, Fairbanks and O'Hara. In 1979 he founded the Tidewater Calligraphy Guild in Virginia Beach, Virginia, and in 1981, joined the staff of Hallmark Cards, Inc. in Kansas City, Missouri as a Calligrapher/Lettering Artist. In 1986 Michael left Hallmark Cards and started his own company, The Lettering Design Group, a studio specializing in ornamental penmanship, calligraphy and commercial lettering design. He has taught at calligraphy guilds throughout the United States and Canada. In 1987, he organized and developed the Spencerian Saga, an intensive week long workshop devoted to Spencerian Script and Ornamental Penmanship. Conducted annually at Geneva on the Lake, Ohio, the "Saga" attracts participants from states and provinces across North America. In 1989, Mr. Sull displayed a large portion of his penmanship collection in a major exhibition held in Kansas City, Missouri. It is the only exhibition of its kind available for public viewing. Married and the father of one daughter, Jenny, he enjoys being with his family and writing (as well as reciting) ballad style poetry.
From the pen of Michael Sull
Pictured below are two currently available oblique penholders from Michael Sull.
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