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a. The art of fine handwriting.
b. Works in fine handwriting considered as a group.
2. Handwriting.

[French calligraphie, from Greek kalligraphiā, beautiful writing : kalli-, beautiful (from kallos, beauty) + -graphiā, -graphy.]

cal·lig′ra·pher, cal·lig′ra·phist n.
cal′li·graph′ic (kăl′ĭ-grăf′ĭk) adj.
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Noun1.calligraphist - someone skilled in penmanship
skilled worker, skilled workman, trained worker - a worker who has acquired special skills
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The Arabic element of the word mark was created by renowned Qatari calligraphist Ali Hassan.
The Arabic element of the word mark was designed by renowned Qatari calligraphist, Ali Hassan.
Dubai - The Islamic & Arabic calligraphy exhibition being held on the sidelines of the 19th edition of the Dubai International Holy Quran Award (DIHQA) saw a distinguished participation from Emirati calligraphist Hussain Al Hashemi.
PESHAWAR -- Ruqqaiya Tariq, an eighth grade student of Government Girls Middle School Gulbela Peshawar is outstanding calligraphist and if given patronage she can excel in the field of calligraphy.
Decorative handwriting or calligraphy means organized beautiful writing or writing along with creation of beauty and someone who his process is carried out by him/her, is called calligraphist especially when calligraphy is the profession's person.
Islamabad -- Pakistan National Council of the Arts has invited calligraphist from all over Pakistan for participation in the National Exhibition of Calligraphy 2014.
One of Iran's leading carpet designers, Iranian born Mir Mola Soraya draws his inspiration from poetry, arts, and religion, and over the years has developed an extensive portfolio as a calligraphist, designer, and researcher in fields of Woven artifacts.
He further said that the writer could be traced as the letters were hand written and a calligraphist could help.
He worked as a calligraphist in the Ministry of Education in 1973 and in 1978 received a BA in Fine Arts from the University of Baghdad.
And well known calligraphist Tom Fleming, who worked with Sir John as a surveyor with the Coal Board at Newbiggin in Northumberland, created a plaque and paperweight on behalf of the fans to present to the multi-millionaire.
Mr Bu Saad graduated with a bachelor in fine arts from the University of Baghdad and worked as a calligraphist in the Ministry of Education (MOE) in 1973, as well as an art design specialist in textbooks in 1992 and an educational aids superintendent in 2004.
Ismail is essentially a calligraphist, distinguished for paintings and sketches that markedly stand out from the vast body of calligraphic works in the city.