Alice Koeth Death – Obituary | Dead – Passed Away
Alice Koeth Death – Dead: A great loss was made known to InsideEko. As friends and families of the deceased are mourning the passing of their loved and cherished Alice Koeth.
Having heard about this great loss, the family of this individual is passing through pains, mourning the unexpected passing of their beloved.
This departure was confirmed through social media posts made by Twitter users who pour out tributes, and condolences to the family of the deceased.
It is with great sadness that we say goodbye to our dear founding member, teacher, and friend, Alice Koeth (1927–2020).
She passed away last week on October 6th just two months shy of her 93rd birthday, leaving behind a global calligraphy community mourning the loss of a master and legend. It leaves those of us who knew her deeply saddened by the loss of a wonderful person; witty, feisty, warm, kind and opinionated until the end.
To honor this legendary calligrapher and one of NYC’s very own, we’ve made a tribute page and invite you to send us your memories.
Announcement from Karen Gorst:
The International Calligraphy Community has lost one of
it’s 20th-21st Century Masters: ALICE (KOETH)
We have all learned from you and been indebted to your dedication to excellence and generosity of spirit.
Alice Koeth was born in New York City and studied calligraphy at the Brooklyn Museum Art School with the renowned Arnold Bank. She began freelancing in 1953 and teaching in 1970. Her work has been included in many calligraphy publications, including Calligraphers Engagement Calendars, Modern Scribes and Lettering Arts, International Calligraphy Today, and Lettering Arts. New Yorkers know her for her masterful posters for the Morgan Library, which she designed from the 1960s through the 80s. She is on the faculty of twelve international calligraphy conferences and is a founding member of the Society of Scribes.
We are still working on getting more details about the death, as a family statement on the death is yet to be released.