Eric Gill

Graphic Designer, Visual Artist

1882 – 1940

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Who was Eric Gill?

Arthur Eric Rowton Gill was an English sculptor, typeface designer, stonecutter and printmaker, who was associated with the Arts and Crafts movement. He is a controversial figure, with his well-known religious views and subject matter being seen as at odds with his sexual and paraphiliac behaviour and erotic art.

Gill was named Royal Designer for Industry, the highest British award for designers, by the Royal Society of Arts. He also became a founder-member of the newly established Faculty of Royal Designers for Industry.

Famous Quotes:

  • There are now about as many different varieties of letters as there are different kinds of fools.

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Born
Feb 22, 1882
Brighton
Also known as
  • Arthur Eric Rowton Gill
Religion
  • Catholicism
Nationality
  • United Kingdom
Profession
Education
  • Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design
Died
Nov 17, 1940
Uxbridge

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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