Eric Gill (1882-1940) was a english sculptor and engraver.
He designed the typefaces Perpetua in 1925 and Gill Sans (without serifs) in 1927, and created monumental stone sculptures with clean, simplified outlines, such as Prospero and Ariel 1929-1931 (on Broadcasting House, London).
He studied lettering at the Central School of Art in London under Edward Johnston, and began his career carving inscriptions for tombstones. Gill was a leader in the revival of interest in the craft of lettering and book design.
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Eric Gill was a British sculptor, typeface designer, printmaker and was associated with the Arts and Crafts movement.
Life in Brief:
- Being born on Feb 22, Eric was a Pisces.
- his ethnicity: White.
- his mother's name: Cicely Rose King Gill.
- his father's name: Arthur Tidman Gill.
- Brothers : Cecil Ernest Gaspar Gill, Kenneth Gill, Vernon Gill, Evan R. Gill, MacDonald Gill.
- Sisters : Angela, Gladys, Enid Clay, Cicely.
Eric Gill had studied at Technical and Art School, Chichester, England and then he attended the Calligraphy, Central School of Arts and Crafts, London, England (in 1902).
Eric dated Mary Gill (wife).
He died on Sunday, November 17, 1940, in Uxbridge; cause of death: complications of surgery.
Famous Why : Typographer.
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