Cursive may be fading in importance, but a new Archives of American Art exhibition gives you reason to mourn its loss. The exhibit features 40-plus letters from artists such as Jackson Pollock and Mary Cassatt, looks at their handwriting. Compare their writings to their work below.
Mary Cassatt By 1922, when Cassatt penned this letter to the newly installed director of the Carnegie Institute, her eyesight had largely abandoned her. Note the way her lines seem to slope. Archives of American Art Buy Photo