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Luc Saucier Calligraphe

 

Overview

Biography

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Skillset

Union
RAAV (Regroupement des artistes en art visuel du Québec)
Spoken languages
English, French
Written languages
English, French
Education/Training
M. Mus. (Université Laval, 1991); Self-taught calligrapher
Specialized equipment
pens, brushes, inks, gouache, gold powder & leaf
Inspirations
theatre, architecture, Opéra, Théâtre, baroque & classical art, opera