Eric Gill


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Arthur Eric Rowton Gill (22 February 1882 – 17 November 1940) was a British 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.

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  • ''Man cannot live on the human plane, he must be either above or below it.''
    Eric Gill (1882-1940), British sculptor, engraver, writer, typographer. Autobiography, "Conclusion," (1944).
  • Catholics are necessarily at war with this age. That we are not more conscious of the fact, that we so often endeavour to make an impossible peace with it—that is the tragedy. You cannot serve Go...
    Eric Gill (1882-1940), British sculptor, engraver, writer, typographer. "Idiocy or Ill-Will," Essays (1948).
  • ''Science is analytical, descriptive, informative. Man does not live by bread alone, but by science he attempts to do so. Hence the deadliness of all that is purely scientific.''
    Eric Gill (1882-1940), British sculptor, engraver, writer, typographer. "Art," Essays (1948).
  • ''Art is skill, that is the first meaning of the word.''
    Eric Gill (1882-1940), British sculptor, engraver, writer, typographer. Art, ch. 1 (1934).
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