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ANTHONY WOOD NDD, FHS, FSSI, FSHA
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Anthony Wood no longer practising but remains a highly respected President and Fellow of the Society of Heraldic Arts.

Anthony Wood trained as a professional calligrapher, illuminator and heraldic artist. For some years he painted heraldry for various officers at the College of Arms. From 1965 to 1986 he taught the subjects at Ealing and Wimbledon Schools of Art. In 1968 he founded a full time three-year Diploma course in Calligraphy, Heraldry and Manuscript Illumination at Reigate School of Art and Design and directed it as a Senior Lecturer until 1987. He has been responsible for the training of many scribes and heraldic artists from all over the world who subsequently have achieved eminence in their chosen profession.

He has written numerous articles on calligraphy, manuscript illumination and heraldic art and design, was co-editor of A European Armorial (Heraldry Today, 1971) and a major contributor to A New Dictionary of Heraldry (A&C Black, 1997). His book, Heraldic Art and Design was published in1996 (Shaw & Sons) and he painted the arms of John Brooke-Little and contributed an essay, 'The Art of Heraldry', to the book Tribute to an Armorist, published in 2000 by the Heraldry Society to commemorate Brooke-Little's contribution to heraldry.

He was made a Freeman of the City of London in 1955 and was Master of the Worshipful Company of Bowyers of London from 1980 to 1982 and from 1983 to 1984. 

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