Paul F. Gehl is the Custodian of the John M. Wing Foundation on the History of Printing at The Newberry Library. As such he is responsible for one of the largest collections on printing history, calligraphy, and design in North America. He meets regularly with designers and design students who use the collection, both individually and in groups; and he often serves on juries for book arts exhibits. Gehl is also a historian of education. He has published extensively on manuscript and printed textbooks of the Renaissance, on the book trade, and on modern fine printing and artist’s books. Gehl is the author of Humanism For Sale (
Newberry’s Center for Renaissance Studies, 2008), an online book about Renaissance educational publishing.
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