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(1882—1940) artist, craftsman, and social critic

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Artists International Association

Artists International Association  

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(AIA)An association of left-wing British artists founded in London in 1932 with the aim of achieving ‘the unity of artists against Fascism and war and the suppression of culture’. Originally it was ...
Arts and Crafts Movement

Arts and Crafts Movement  

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An English decorative arts movement of the second half of the 19th century which sought to revive the ideal of craftsmanship in an age of increasing mechanization and mass production. William Morris ...
bookplate

bookplate  

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A decorative label stuck in the front of a book, bearing the name of the book's owner.
Cranach-Presse

Cranach-Presse  

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German private press, founded in 1913 by Harry, Graf Kessler in Weimar. His main interest was in printing classical texts of antiquity and modern times. Famous contemporary artists and renowned ...
David Jones

David Jones  

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(1895–1974),poet and artist. He served in the trenches throughout the First World War, which left him with a lifelong interest in warfare and soldiers. In 1921 he became a Roman Catholic and in 1922 ...
direct carving

direct carving  

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Carving a sculptural design directly into a material, most usually stone, as opposed to producing it through a plaster model and then a cast reproduction in a metal such as bronze. The latter ...
Double Crown Club

Double Crown Club  

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London dining club of artists, publishers, and typographers founded by Oliver Simon and colleagues in 1924 to promote the appreciation of good printing by discussion and influence rather than ...
Edward Johnston

Edward Johnston  

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(1872–1944)Johnston was an important British calligrapher, typeface designer, and educator. After ill‐health had cut short his study of medicine at Edinburgh University he decided to pursue his ...
Elizabeth Taylor

Elizabeth Taylor  

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(1912–75),novelist and short‐story writer, was educated in Reading. Her first novel, At Mrs Lippincote's (1945), was followed by eleven more: shrewd observations of middle‐class life in which ...
Father Ignatius

Father Ignatius  

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Joseph Leycester Lyne (1837–1908), mission preacher. Aiming to revive the Benedictine Order in the Anglican Church, in 1869 he acquired a site for his monastery at Capel-y-ffin, near Llanthony. A ...
Fleuron

Fleuron  

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British typographic journal of seven issues (1923–30), founded by Oliver Simon. Edited at first by Simon (issues 1–4) and then by Morison (issues 5–7), it covered both historical research and ...
Gill, Eric

Gill, Eric (1882–1940)   Quick reference

World Encyclopedia

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2004
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He designed many typefaces, including Gill sans serif (1927). Gill's sculptures include the Stations of the Cross (

Gill, (Arthur) Eric Rowton

Gill, (Arthur) Eric Rowton (1882–1940)   Quick reference

Who's Who in the Twentieth Century

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British sculptor, illustrator, typographer, and writer. The son of a Church of England clergyman, Gill became a Roman Catholic at the age of thirty-one and throughout his career ... More
Gill, Eric

Gill, Eric (1882–1940)   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to the Book

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2010
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Born in Brighton, and apprenticed to an architect, he went to lettering classes given by E. *Johnston, which influenced his decision to go freelance as a monumental mason in ...

Gill, Eric

Gill, Eric (1882–1940)   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to Western Art

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2003
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(1882–1940).

English sculptor and engraver. Gill was apprenticed to an architect but studied stonecarving and lettering at the

Gill, Eric

Gill, Eric   Reference library

The Oxford Dictionary of Art (3 ed.)

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(b Brighton, 22 Feb. 1882; d Harefield, Middlesex [now in Greater London], 17 Nov. 1940). British sculptor, engraver, typographer, and writer. He began to earn his living as a ... More
Gill, Eric

Gill, Eric   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to Twentieth-Century Literature in English

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(1882–1940), British stone-carver, engraver, letter-cutter, and typographer, born in Brighton, educated at the Central School of Arts and Crafts, London. His home in Ditchling ... More
Gill, Eric

Gill, Eric (1882–1940)   Reference library

The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Religions

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(1882–1940).

Artist and type-designer. From 1907 to 1924 he was associated with the Ditchling community and with its

Golden Cockerel Press

Golden Cockerel Press  

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A private press founded in 1920 at Waltham St Lawrence, Berkshire, by Harold Taylor, and taken over in 1924 by Robert Gibbings (1889–1958), wood‐engraver, illustrator, and writer of travel books. ...
Henry Moore

Henry Moore  

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(1898–1986)British sculptor and draughtsman. He was made a CH in 1955 and appointed to the OM in 1963.The son of a Yorkshire miner, Moore studied at Leeds School of Art after doing his military ...

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