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Eric Gill (1882-1940), Sculptor and typographer

Sitter in 56 portraits
Artist associated with 7 portraits
Gill was a wood engraver, sculptor, typographer and draughtsman, and is regarded as one of the great English artist-craftsmen of the 20th century. He tried to revive a medieval religious attitude towards art, believing in social reform and in integration between craftsmanship and industry, art and religion. He was a prolific book-illustrator, and the cleanness and simplicity of his woodcuts and lettering in works such as his editions of Chaucer and the Gospels were very influential in the renaissance in English illustrated books.

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Eric Gill

by Eric Gill
pencil, 1927
NPG 4661


Thomas Esmond Lowinsky

by Eric Gill
wood engraving, 1924
NPG D5127


Dom Wilfred Upson ('The Prior of Caldey')

by Eric Gill
line engraving, 1926
NPG D42719


Eric Gill

by Eric Gill
wood engraving, 1927
NPG D2774


Eric Gill

by George Taylor Friend, probably after Eric Gill
electrotype of white metal medal, circa 1934
NPG D7037