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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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4647

Eric Gill

by Sir William Rothenstein
pencil, 1921
NPG 4647

4661

Eric Gill

by Eric Gill
pencil, 1927
NPG 4661

3957

Eric Gill

by Desmond Chute
pencil, circa 1938
NPG 3957

Ax2305

Eric Gill

by Howard Coster
bromide print, 1927
NPG Ax2305

x1862

Eric Gill

by Howard Coster
bromide print, circa 1927
NPG x1862

x1864

Eric Gill

by Howard Coster
bromide print, 1927
NPG x1864

x12025

Eric Gill

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1927
NPG x12025

x12004

Eric Gill

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1928
NPG x12004

x12007

Eric Gill; Joseph Peter Thorp

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1928
NPG x12007

x12012

Eric Gill

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1928
NPG x12012

x1863

Eric Gill

by Howard Coster
bromide print, 1937
NPG x1863

x1865

Eric Gill

by Howard Coster
bromide print, 1937
NPG x1865

x1869

Eric Gill

by Howard Coster
bromide print, 1937
NPG x1869

x1873

Eric Gill

by Howard Coster
bromide print, 1937
NPG x1873

x12001

Eric Gill

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1937
NPG x12001

x12002

Eric Gill

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1937
NPG x12002

D2774

Eric Gill

by Eric Gill
wood engraving, 1927
NPG D2774

D7037

Eric Gill

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

x12024A

Eric Gill

by Howard Coster
kodak safety negative
NPG x12024A