Eric Gill

Eric Gill

Fiona MacCarthy / May 26, 2020
Eric Gill Eric Gill was perhaps the greatest English artist craftsman of the twentieth century a typographer and lettercutter of genius and a master in the art of sculpture and wood engraving A wonderfully deta
  • Title: Eric Gill
  • Author: Fiona MacCarthy
  • ISBN: 9780571143023
  • Page: 254
  • Format: Paperback
  • Eric Gill was perhaps the greatest English artist craftsman of the twentieth century a typographer and lettercutter of genius and a master in the art of sculpture and wood engraving A wonderfully detailed account of his personality so vivid, you feel you know just what it would have been like to visit him at one of his patriarchal communes A Dominican, dining witEric Gill was perhaps the greatest English artist craftsman of the twentieth century a typographer and lettercutter of genius and a master in the art of sculpture and wood engraving A wonderfully detailed account of his personality so vivid, you feel you know just what it would have been like to visit him at one of his patriarchal communes A Dominican, dining with the Gills, once thought he saw a nimbus shining around Eric s head Despite the sexual improprieties it unearths, MacCarthy s authoritative biography allows you to understand how someone might have thought that John Carey, Sunday Times
    Eric Gill British artist and printer Britannica Eric Gill, in full Arthur Eric Rowton Gill, born February , , Brighton, Sussex, England died November , , Uxbridge, Middlesex , British sculptor, engraver, typographic designer, and writer, especially known for his elegantly styled lettering and typefaces Eric Gill artworks sculpture WikiArt Arthur Eric Rowton Gill ARA l February November was an English sculptor, typeface designer, and printmaker, who was associated with the Arts and Crafts movement. Eric Gill Biography, Designs and Facts Eric Gill was a twentieth century British sculptor, printmaker and typeface designer He was known for his association with the Arts and Crafts movement Gill is considered a rather infamous figure for his controversial stance on art that most often involved erotic imagery, despite his strong religious views. Eric Gill Biography Facts, Childhood, Family Life Eric Gill established his studio in Ditchling, Sussex In , he started sculpting figures out of stones Later that year, he produced one of his earliest works, Madonna and Child. Eric Gill, the Pedophile Founder of Distributism by Eric Gill was born in Brighton, England, to a minister of a small Protestant sect He eventually became an artist, well known for his sculptures, engravings, sketches, writings, and type fonts. Eric Gill Artworks, Bio Shows on Artsy Shows Featuring Eric Gill Hidden Gems Apr Jun Allinson Gallery, Inc at IFPDA Fine Art Print Fair Online Spring May Jun Hidden Gems Apr Jun Allinson Gallery, Inc at IFPDA Fine Art Print Fair Online Spring May Jun See all current and upcoming shows Eric Gill s fall from grace Apollo Magazine Apr , Eric Gill had things to say about both work and hands In a series of lectures in , published as Work and Leisure, he offered his vision of the artist s work as continuous with all making, and if not quite ex opere operato, then entirely dependent on divine aid, a Eric Gill can we separate the artist from the abuser Apr , Eric Gill life and legacy Born in Brighton, Arthur Eric Rowton Gill is one of children He studies at Chichester Technical and Art School, before becoming a Ascension , Eric Gill, Tate Eric Gill Adeste Fideles, Three Kings, The Manger, Cantet Nunc Io, Madonna Child with Chalice View by appointment Eric Gill The Last Judgement View by appointment Eric Gill Epiphany, Palm Sunday, and Adam Eve date not known View by appointment Eric Gill
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    1. Biography of the type designer maybe you ve heard of Gill Sans and sculptor Besides his endless creative energy, he seems to have a hyperactive libido He had numerous affairs and had sex with his sisters and daughters, as detailed in his diaries He was a zealous convert to Catholicism but found ways to justify all this This biography led to a controversy about whether his sculptures of the Stations of the Cross in Westminster Cathedral should be removed, given his history as a pedophile The Chur [...]


    2. I was not all that familiar with Eric Gill outside of his work with type design and wood engraving, so this book came as quite a surprise His religious and political pursuits not to mention his wild sexuality were new to me, as was his notoriety during his day Fiona MacCarthy makes no apologies for Gill, but tries to understand him in the context of his times I liked the book, but it is one of those books that would be hard to recommend due to Gill s perverse obsession with sex That being said, [...]


    3. After rereading, I hold to my original assessment that the author manages to present a coherent account of a complex and contradictory character This makes me consider rereading the Malcolm Yorke biography, which I recall grappled valiantly with the problem but didn t quite pull it off maybe because Yorke was circumspect



    4. Interesting enough biography of a very talented man stone cutter, typographer, sculptor, controversialist, pervert This is the book that first revealed to the world on the basis of an autobiographical manuscript that the man was having sex with his sisters, his daughters and not sure whose dog It s interesting to see how differently such material was treated only 25 years ago While this bizarre piece of information is by no means concealed, not too much is made of it, and it seems to be treated [...]


    5. I knew very little about Eric Gill sculptor, designer, typographer, child molestor, etc etc , a fact I realised visiting Guildford Cathedral where his statue of John the Baptist is This biography is well regarded so I decided to read it.Despite being the book which dished the dirt on Gill s reprehensible side, MacCarthy does a great job of painting a very well rounded, non sensational and sympathetic portrait of this complex man


    6. Another excellent biography by Fiona MacCarthy Gripping and informative only marred by the appalling presence of Gill himself I love his sculpture, his woodcuts and his typefaces but the man himself is just awful In many ways he appears like the leader of many religious sects adulterous, incestuous, paedophilic he used religion as a front and a justification for a lifetime of sexual gratification.I guess many artists are a little transgressive, but Gill as Fiona MacCarthy demonstrates in an undr [...]


    7. Good solid autobiography MacCarthy deals well with the unconventional nature of Gill s sexual activities and doesn t let it overshadow Gill s work Gill s contribution to modern culture can still be seen everywhere Be it Gill Sans or the Stations of The Cross at Westminster Cathedral his work is still totally relevant today.


    8. A well researched life, sadly let down somewhat by the lack of meaningful discussion of the artist s work Clearly the author s fascination, and equally the reader s, is in Gill s sexual adventures This undermines the legacy of his work, which occurs as stepping stones throughout as calibrations showing what is happening at which point in the artist s life.


    9. An engrossing biography of an artist with modern artifacts presented in a medieval setting His type font Sans Gill is still widely used, but he designed and carved in stone many other masterpieces His private life was full of contradictions.



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