Eric Gill (1882-1940)

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 Skaters by Eric Gill
Skaters. 1926
 
Adam and Eve in Heaven  by Eric Gill
Adam and Eve in Heaven . 1927
 
Artist and Mirror II by Eric Gill
Artist and Mirror II. 1932
 
Christ & the Money Changers by Eric Gill
Christ & the Money Changers. 1919
 
Clothes: for Dignity and Adornment by Eric Gill
Clothes: for Dignity and Adornment. 1927
 
Crucifix by Eric Gill
Crucifix. 1919 Sold
 
Earth Waiting by Eric Gill
Earth Waiting. 1926
 
Hog and Wheatsheaf by Eric Gill
Hog and Wheatsheaf. 1915
 
Ibi Dabo Tibi  by Eric Gill
Ibi Dabo Tibi . 1925
 
In Domum Matris meae by Eric Gill
In Domum Matris meae. 1930
 
Let Us Fare Forth into the Fields by Eric Gill
Let Us Fare Forth into the Fields. 1925 Sold
 
Madonna and Child by Eric Gill
Madonna and Child. 1925 Sold
 
Madonna and Child: The Shrimp  by Eric Gill
Madonna and Child: The Shrimp . 1922
 
Mother and Child by Eric Gill
Mother and Child. 1923
 
Naked Girl on Grass by Eric Gill
Naked Girl on Grass. 1924
 
Nature and Nakedness by Eric Gill
Nature and Nakedness. 1930
 
Safety First by Eric Gill
Safety First. 1924 Sold
 
Self Portrait by Eric Gill
Self Portrait. 1927
 
Teresa and Winifred Maxwell by Eric Gill
Teresa and Winifred Maxwell. 1923
 
The Bee Sting by Eric Gill
The Bee Sting. 1924
 
The Dancer by Eric Gill
The Dancer. 1925 Sold
 
The Harem by Eric Gill
The Harem. 1925
 
The Knights Tale by Eric Gill
The Knights Tale. 1928
 
The Millers Tale by Eric Gill
The Millers Tale. 1928
 
The Resurrection by Eric Gill
The Resurrection. 1917
 
The Shipmans Tale by Eric Gill
The Shipmans Tale. 1929
 
The Voice of my Beloved by Eric Gill
The Voice of my Beloved. 1925 Sold
 
Vadam ad Montem by Eric Gill
Vadam ad Montem. 1931
 
Venus and Cupid with Golden Cockerel by Eric Gill
Venus and Cupid with Golden Cockerel. 1928
 
Venus Holding Spray and Cupid Playing Football by Eric Gill
Venus Holding Spray and Cupid Playing Football. 1929
 
Virgin and Child by Eric Gill
Virgin and Child. 1931
 
Biography
English sculptor, letter-cutter, typographic designer, calligrapher, engraver, writer and teacher.
After his marriage he began teaching writing and illumination at the Central School and monumental masonry and lettering for masons. In 1907 Gill moved with his family to Ditchling in Sussex. At Ditchling Gill encouraged craftsmen to pursue their skills in wood-engraving, calligraphy, weaving, silverwork, stone-carving, carpentry, building and printing.
In 1910 he began direct carving of stone figures. These included Madonna and Child (1910), which Fry described in 1911 as a depiction of ‘pathetic animalism'. Such semi-abstract sculptures showed Gill's appreciation of medieval ecclesiastical statuary, Egyptian, Greek and Indian sculpture, as well as the Post-Impressionism of Cézanne, van Gogh and Gauguin.
His growing reputation, together with his conversion to Catholicism (1913), led to a commission from Westminster Cathedral for the Stations of the Cross. His Catholicism inspired other biblical works. His best-known commission on a secular subject was Prospero and Ariel (1931) for the BBC at Broadcasting House, Langham Place, London.
From 1924 to 1928 Gill and his wife sought to recreate the Ditchling community at Capel y Ffin, a deserted monastic building in the Black Mountains of Wales, though its impracticality and remoteness persuaded them to move nearer to London, to Pigotts, near High Wycombe. Gill worked on carvings, on the writing of pamphlets, essays and books, and on engravings. Among his finest achievements in the medium are the engravings for the Golden Cockerel Press. Gill's highly original typeface designs had a lasting influence on 20th-century printing