The Gallery of Female Penmen
*Many of the Penmen portraits used were taken with permission
R. Sull's Spencerian Script and Ornamental Penmanship. It is my hope to
obtain scans of specimens from the following female penman. I will then post
them in the Penmen Archive.
Simply click on a name to view specimens of their work.
Rosemary Buczek is one of the finest
'modern day' practitioners of the Art of Engrossing. She was recently inducted
as a Master Penman at the IAMPETH 2001 convention in Kansas City. She is currently the President of IAMPETH
for the 2001-2002 season. Click on her name to view a wonderful specimen of her work.
There is not much biographical information available on Mary L.
Champion. She attended the Zanerian College and graduated with a Certificate on August
2, 1920. She was
also a penman on staff for the Capital City Commercial College in Des Moines, Iowa. She published an instructional book on
Business penmanship entitled, "The Champion Method of Practical Business
Writing" in 1921. The book was accredited for use in the Des Moines school system and colleges.
Paula Loya was a wonderful engrosser and
penman. Click on her name to view a wonderful specimen
of her work.
(Broad) Richardson, along with her husband Fred Richardson, were a founding members of the International Association of
Master Penman, Engrossers and Teachers of Handwriting (IAMPETH). She attended
and graduated from the Zanerian College with a certificate in 1941. While there she studied under
EA Lupfer and Parker Zaner Bloser. In addition, she studied with JJ Bailey, Canada's most well known penman. Eileen was a
wonderfully skilled penman. Click on her portrait to view a specimen of her
wonderful illuminated specimen from another IAMPETH penman
Born on December 17, 1832, Sara was the eldest daughter of PR
Spencer. She became her father's teaching assistant in the 1850's. In addition,
she also taught in the first Spencerian College. Sara was superbly skilled in penmanship
and was considered the finest female penman of her day.
time her script was compared to that of Louis Madarasz. Click on her name to
view specimens of her work.