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Heather Child

Full name: Josephine Heather Child
Gender: Female
Born: November 3, 1911 in Winchester, Hampshire, Great Britain
Died: June 18, 1997 in Petersfield, Hampshire, Great Britain
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Art Competitions


Heather Child was the most distinguished calligrapher in Great Britain in her times. She was especially interested in Heraldic Design. In 1928 she started studies at the Chelsea School of Arts. During World War II she served in the Red Cross. She produced notable books, writing Decorative Maps (1956) and Heraldic Design (1965), and illustrating the Collins Pocket Guide to Wild Flowers (1956). 1963, 1976 and 1988 she published three editions of Calligraphy Today, which were trendy and highly important for this kind of arts. One of her great-aunts was Josephine Butler, ever memorable for her tireless campaign against the white slave trade.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1948 Summer 36 London Art Competitions Mixed Painting, Unknown Event Great Britain GBR AC

Mixed Painting, Unknown Event

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank Title
1948 Summer 36 London Art Competitions Great Britain Final Standings AC Route of the Torch Relay XIVth Olympiad
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