11/03/2011 05:03 pm ET | Updated Jan 03, 2012

Sam Fink, One Of America's Great Calligraphers, Dies Aged 95

A former art director at top advertising agency Young & Rubicam, Sam Fink was one of America's great calligraphers and illustrators.

Born on May 27, 1916, he created an illustrated edition of "The Constitution" in 1987, which author Ray Bradbury said should be "in every home in America." He turned it into a trilogy of beautifully drawn books about the most famous texts in America, adding "The Declaration of Independence" and "The Gettysburg Address."

He also created a version of "The Book of Exodus" (in English and Hebrew), and illustrated Anne Dillard's "Give It All, Give It Now: One Of The Few Things I Know About Writings."

Fink died yesterday morning, aged 95.

Welcome Books, his publisher for the last 15 years, put together this slideshow of his most remarkable work.

Sam Fink Calligraphy

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