Gill, Eric, 1882-1940

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Dates:
Birth 1882-02-22
Death 1940-11-17
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English

Biographical notes:

English sculptor and engraver.

From the description of TLS [microform] : Pigotts, High Wycombe to E.G. Barlow, Wilmslow, Cheshire, 1938 May 10. (Boston Public Library). WorldCat record id: 39472996

From the description of Notes, 1928 June 23-1937 Aug. 27. (Boston Public Library). WorldCat record id: 39472982

From the description of ALS : Pigotts, North Dean, High Wycombe to Mr. Symons, 1932 Feb. 15. (Boston Public Library). WorldCat record id: 39473043

From the description of AMsS : Catholics and military service to editor of Catholic Herald, 1938 Sept. 30. (Boston Public Library). WorldCat record id: 39473014

From the description of TLS [microform] : Pigotts, High Wycombe to Bernard Wall, 1935 June 29. (Boston Public Library). WorldCat record id: 39473028

From the description of TLS : Pigotts, High Wycombe to Mr. Haywood, 1937 March 31. (Boston Public Library). WorldCat record id: 39473019

Artist, craftsman, and social critic.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Ditchling Common, Sussex, to Mr. T. Balston, 1922, May 19. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 759591592

Eric Gill was an English artist and writer.

From the description of Eric Gill collection. [1934-1938]. (University of Victoria Libraries). WorldCat record id: 667848478

Arthur Eric Rowton Gill was born at Brighton, England, in 1882; studied at Chichester Art School; studied lettering under Edward Johnston and after 1903 earned his living as a letter-cutter; moved to Ditchling, Sussex, in 1907 and became associated with Hiliary Pepler's St. Dominic's Press; commissioned to carve the Stations of the Cross in Westminster Cathedral, which were completed in 1918; in 1924, he went to Capel-y-ffin, Abergavenny, Wales, and engaged in engraving for the Golden Cockerel Press of Robert Gibbings and designed the 'Perpetua' and 'Gill Sans-serif' printing types; in 1928 he moved to Pigotts, Speen, where he engraved for The Golden Cockerel Press's The Canterbury tales and The four gospels; established his own printing press in conjunction with Rene ́Hague; died in 1940.

From the description of Papers, 1888-1940. (University of California, Los Angeles). WorldCat record id: 39551771

Author, artist, sculptor, engraver, typegraher, book illustrator, architectural designer, calligrapher, printer, and social philosopher. Gill spent his early years in Brighton, Chichester and London. He converted to Roman Catholicism in 1913 and became a Dominican tertiary.

In 1915 at Ditchling, Gill associated with Hilary Pepler with whom he founded St. Dominic's Press. There Gill authored several works and produced numerous engravings along with other artists such as David Jones and Philip Hagreen. Gill also made wood-engravings for the Golden Cockerel Press in 1924, and became a type-designer for the Monotype Corporation in London. He is known for his Gill Sans type font, Perpetua and Bunyan.

Gill's stone carvings include the Stations of the Cross in Westminister Cathedral (1914-1918), the war memorial at Leeds University, "The Driving Out of the Money Changers," and other works, including those in the Tate Gallery and the Victoria and Albert Museum. As a literary man, he wrote numerous books and periodical articles on art and philosophy. Gill designed his own tombstone for exhibition with the epitaph: "Remember me. E.G., the stone-worker, 1936. Woe is me." Eric Gill died in 1940.

From the description of Eric Gill collection 1900-1969. (University of Notre Dame). WorldCat record id: 25569514

English artist and author.

Gill began his career as a cutter of inscriptions, and later became known for type designs, stone carvings, engravings, and drawings. A convert to Catholicism, Gill also published works on religion, art, and modern life.

From the description of Eric Gill Collection, 1896-1983, (bulk 1916-1940). (Boston College). WorldCat record id: 32876132

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Subjects:

  • Arts
  • Stone cutters
  • Devotional literature
  • Wood-engraving, English--20th century
  • Art, British
  • Sculpture
  • Work
  • Private presses
  • Draft
  • Small presses
  • Art--British (?)--Reproductions
  • Wood-engraving
  • Artists--Correspondence
  • Sculptors--20th century--Archival resources
  • Engraving, English
  • Art and religion
  • Bookplates, English
  • Drawing, English
  • Clothing and dress--Social aspects
  • Authors, English--20th century--Correspondence
  • Manuscripts
  • Small press books
  • War and society
  • Social sciences
  • Lettering--Book reviews
  • Lettering--History--20th century
  • Catholics
  • Books--Reviews
  • Catholic artists--Correspondence
  • Book designers--Archival resources
  • Sculptors
  • Artists--20th century--Correspondence
  • Engravers--Archival resources

Occupations:

  • Engravers
  • Designer
  • Illustrator

Places:

  • Palestine (as recorded)
  • England (as recorded)
  • Great Britain (as recorded)
  • Great Britain (as recorded)
  • England (as recorded)
  • England (as recorded)
  • Great Britain (as recorded)
  • England (as recorded)