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Eric Gill

MacCarthy, Fiona
Format: Paperback
Publisher: FABER & FABER
Published: February 8, 2020
ISBN: 9780571358755
416 pages


A gorgeous new edition of Fiona MacCarthy’s biography of the artist-craftsman, typographer, and lettercutter, master wood-engraver, and sculptor: Eric Gill. ‘Fascinating on the work and fair to the man; a brilliant biography.’ Independent’Scrupulous and sensitive . .

. A wise and foolish English eccentric in full glory.’ Observer’Full of insight and interest . .

. A considerable addition to modern biography.’ TimesEric Gill was the greatest English artist-craftsman of the twentieth century: a typographer and lettercutter of genius and a master in the art of sculpture and wood-engraving. He was a devoted family man and key figure in three Catholic art and craft communities: yet he also believed in complete sexual freedom.

In her controversial, landmark biography, originally published in 1989, biographer Fiona MacCarthy delves into the complex, dark, and contradictory sides of the man and the artist for the first time – and the result is his definitive portrait.

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