26 Facts About Eric Gill

1. Eric Gill said he thought their discussion with Lucas went "really well" as they found some common ground.

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2. Eric Gill was involved in the design of these alternates, and Monotype's archive preserves notes that he rethought the geometric alternates.

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3. Eric Gill was commissioned to develop his alphabet into a full metal type family by his friend Stanley Morison, an influential Monotype executive and historian of printing.

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4. In 1914, Eric Gill met the typographer Stanley Morison, and began working for the Monotype Corporation—an independent English company based in Surrey.

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5. In 1914, Eric Gill met the typographer Stanley Morison, and began working for the Monotype Corporation—an independent English company based in Surrey.

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6. Eric Gill described himself on his gravestone as a stone carver.

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7. Eric Gill was born in Brighton, the son of non-conformist minister.

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8. Eric Gill encountered public success for the first time with his art piece Mother and Child.

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9. Eric Gill was a twentieth century British sculptor, printmaker and typeface designer.

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10. Eric Gill was made an associate of the Royal Academy in 1937 and of the Royal Society of British Sculptors in 1938.

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11. Eric Gill spent two years in an art school in Chichester and in 1899 was articled to a London architect; in 1902 he turned to letter carving after studying in his spare time at the new Central School of Arts and Crafts with Edward Johnston, a pioneer in the revival of lettering.

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12. Eric Gill died of lung cancer in Harefield Hospital in Middlesex in 1940.

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13. Eric Gill became a Roman Catholic in 1913 and worked primarily for Catholic clients.

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14. In 1913, Eric Gill moved to Hopkin's Crank at Ditchling Common, two miles north of the village.

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15. In 1904, Eric Gill married Ethel Hester Moore, with whom he had three daughters and an adopted son.

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16. Eric Gill was adamantly opposed to fascism, and was one of the few Catholics in Britain to openly support the Spanish Republicans.

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17. Eric Gill provided woodcuts and illustrations for a range of other books.

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18. Eric Gill was commissioned to develop a typeface with the number of allographs limited to what could be used on Monotype or Linotype machines.

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19. Eric Gill was commissioned to produce a sequence of seven bas-relief panels for the facade of The People's Palace, now the Great Hall of Queen Mary University of London, which opened in 1936.

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20. In 1934, Eric Gill visited Jerusalem where he worked at the Palestine Archaeological Museum.

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21. In 1932, Eric Gill produced a group of sculptures, Prospero and Ariel, and others for the BBC's Broadcasting House in London.

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22. Eric Gill carved a statue of the Virgin and Child for the west door of the chapel at Marlborough College.

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23. Eric Gill contended that the "money men" were a key cause of the war.

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24. In 1914 Eric Gill produced sculptures for the stations of the cross in Westminster Cathedral.

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25. Eric Gill was born in 1882 in Hamilton Road, Brighton and grew up in the Brighton suburb of Preston Park.

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26. Eric Gill became a founder-member of the newly established Faculty of Royal Designers for Industry.

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