Leo Wyatt

English, 1909-1981

Leo Wyatt spent much of his life designing and engraving steel dies and copper plates. In his late fifties, challenged by the assertion that famed English wood engraver Reynolds Stone was seemingly “the sole practitioner of the Chancery Cursive letter in engraved form today,” he began to engrave letterheads and bookplates in this classic letter form. He also created separate alphabets and engraved quotations, bringing samples with him on two trips to America in the 1970s, where he found a new popularity and market for his work.