Eric Gill

1882 - 1940

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Arthur Eric Rowton Gill (; 22 February 1882 – 17 November 1940) was an English sculptor, typeface designer, and printmaker, who was associated with the Arts and Crafts movement. His religious views and subject matter contrast with his deviant sexual behaviour, including (as described in his own diaries) his sexual abuse of his daughters, sisters, and dog.Gill was named a Royal Designer for Industry. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Eric Gill has received more than 894,948 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 18 in 2019). Eric Gill is the 65th most popular artist (down from 54th in 2019), the 3,757th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 3,037th in 2019) and the 6th most popular British Artist.

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Among artists, Eric Gill ranks 65 out of 77Before him are Carolee Schneemann, Hu Zhengyan, Dan Graham, Bas Jan Ader, Yoshitomo Nara, and James Rivière. After him are Sergei Sviatchenko, Joseph Smit, Alex Grey, Genco Gulan, John Butler Yeats, and Tyrus Wong.

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Among people born in 1882, Eric Gill ranks 199Before him are José Luis Tejada Sorzano, Louis Wilkins, Harry Myers, Geoffrey de Havilland, Purushottam Das Tandon, and Wyndham Halswelle. After him are Henry J. Kaiser, Mykolas Biržiška, Nevile Henderson, Oswald Holmberg, Sybil Thorndike, and Clarence Kingsbury. Among people deceased in 1940, Eric Gill ranks 137Before him are Wilhelm Anderson, Nikola Ivanov, Johnny Dodds, István Énekes, Leopold Skulski, and Bob Glendenning. After him are Harry Stafford, Yuly Shokalsky, Agnes von Krusenstjerna, Toyoji Takahashi, Gabriele Possanner, and Dimitar Stanchov.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Eric Gill ranks 3,757 out of 6,924Before him are George W. Campbell (1769), G. Evelyn Hutchinson (1903), John Ainsworth-Davis (1895), Jeanette Winterson (1959), Harriet Walter (1950), and Alice Eve (1982). After him are Jamie Carragher (1978), Edward Wilson (1872), Sammy Lee (1959), Martin McGuinness (1950), Adolph Deutsch (1897), and Amelia Edwards (1831).

Among ARTISTS In United Kingdom

Among artists born in United Kingdom, Eric Gill ranks 6Before him are Banksy (1970), David Hockney (1937), Edward Burne-Jones (1833), William Etty (1787), and Damien Hirst (1965). After him are John Butler Yeats (1839).