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Fr. Edward Catich (1906-1979), one of the world's finest calligraphers, was known as an international authority on stone incising, typography, and stained glass fabrication, and as the foremost authority on the Roman alphabet, its origin, nature, and history.
St. Ambrose houses the world's largest collection of Fr. Catich's work. After his death, he left a large portion of his collection to John Schmits, professor of art at St. Ambrose University. It is estimated that the University houses nearly 5,000 Catich works, ranging from sketch books and small drawings to major pieces of art -- primarily watercolors, ink drawings, and slates.