Yves Leterme (°1959), a former teacher of Latin and Greek at a school in Bruges (Belgium), has been a passionate calligrapher for more than 25 years. In 2010, he decided to quit school and devote all his time and energy on letters.
As a freelance calligrapher he continuously shifts from various commissions (lettering and artistic works) to artwork for exhibitions and galleries. In recent years, he has toured around the world to teach workshops and give presentations. Recently, he started offering online classes in conjunction with Acorn Arts, on Trajan Capitals and Gestural writing.
Already at an early stage he spent a good chunk of time developing his gestural style, for which he has gained international acclaim. Other typical features are his carefully drawn capitals and unusual compositions on richly textured backgrounds.
Throughout the years, Yves’ work has been selected for inclusion in many juried shows and his artwork can be found in museums and private collections.
He’s the author of Thoughtful Gestures, the first book on gestural writing, and of Litterae, the Latin collection. For more information and pictures: www.yvesletermeletters.com