This site was created by Dao Huy Hoang. I am a calligrapher and penman in Hanoi, Vietnam. I work primarily in American Scripts, but also master Latin script and manuscript as well. I was a student of calligraphy under Margaret Shepherd.
I grew up in a small village, North Vietnam. Since I was a child, my grandfather, who is a master of Chinese calligraphy, always taught me how important my handwriting was. I learned my first lessons of calligraphy in my primary school, and Copperplate script was the national penmanship standard then.
Calligraphy really became my destiny when saw my grandfather’s notebook of his father, which was over 100 years old. I said to myself that I wanted to be such a master like him. Later 2012, I started to write again, after a long time forgetting how wonderful my handwriting was. I bought my first set of Speedball dip pen, and kept practicing day by day. Calligraphy has been a part of me, my passion and my love of life!
My time in Margaret Shepherd’s class played a huge role in my development as an calligrapher and opened my eyes to the fact that this art could be indeed a viable livelihood. She changed the way I saw and wrote a letter. This began a very prolific period of me, I self-studied calligraphy and palaeography by all my heart.
Thanks to the encouragement of my family, friends, and customers, I have been able to make living for my job of being a professional calligrapher. I am very lucky to do what I love everyday.
Thanks for taking the time to read a little about me. To learn more about my work, future plants, custom arts, and pricing please contact me and I will get back to you as soon as possible.
2015 Pen World Magazine, August Issue, USA
2015 Singsa Magazine & Rajasiha Magazine, Thailand
2015 Young Journals, Vietnam
2016 Calligraphy talk, Hanoi
1/2015 Workshops in Singapore & Indonesia
8/2015-10/2015 Workshops in Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand
11/2015 Workshops in Hanoi
1/2016 Workshops Melbourn & Sydney, Australia; workshop in Brunei
3-4/2016 Workshops in Hanoi
5/2016 Workshops in Ho Chi Minh City
6/2016 A Show of Hands, international calligraphy conference in Ashville, NC
7/2016 IAMPETH Convention in Portland, OR (Scholarship recipient)
7/2016 Workshops in Berkeley, CA with Ink Academy
Workshop in Salt Lake City, UT
8/2016 Workshop in Indianapolis, IN
9/2016 Workshop in Singapore
6/2017 Letterworks, international calligraphy conference in Odgen, UT(Scholarship recipient)
7/2017 Workshop in Bellevue, WA
7/2017 IAMPETH Convention in Louisville, KE
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