Marion Richardson

Her Life and Her Contribution to Handwriting

Rosemary Sassoon

Rosemary Sassoon

Distributed for Intellect Ltd

96 pages | 40 halftones | 7 x 9
Paper $28.50 ISBN: 9781841505435 Published March 2012

In Marion Richardson: Her Life and Contribution to Handwriting, Rosemary Sassoon looks at Richardson’s life and work through the artist and educator’s own writings as well as letters and personal recollections from those who knew and worked with her. The driving force behind a momentous shift in the way art is taught to children, Richardson is perhaps best known for her groundbreaking contribution to penmanship, devising two schemes based on her observations of the natural movements of young children’s hands. The result of extensive original archival research, this book includes many illustrations that depict Richardson’s inventive approach.

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