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Eric Gill

1882 - 1940

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Arthur Eric Rowton Gill (22 February 1882 – 17 November 1940) was an English sculptor, letter cutter, typeface designer, and printmaker. Although the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography describes Gill as "the greatest artist-craftsman of the twentieth century: a letter-cutter and type designer of genius", he is also a figure of considerable controversy following the revelations of his sexual abuse of two of his daughters and of his pet dog. Gill was born in Brighton and grew up in Chichester, where he attended the local college before moving to London. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Eric Gill has received more than 1,601,407 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 19 in 2019). Eric Gill is the 59th most popular artist (up from 65th in 2019), the 2,782nd most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 3,749th in 2019) and the 5th most popular British Artist.

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Among artists, Eric Gill ranks 59 out of 78Before him are Judy Chicago, Gordon Matta-Clark, Mary Blair, Carlos Páez Vilaró, Gilbert Baker, and Aleksandr Golovin. After him are Vlado Goreski, Hu Zhengyan, Yoshitomo Nara, William Etty, Bas Jan Ader, and Lado Gudiashvili.

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Among people born in 1882, Eric Gill ranks 163Before him are Ossip Bernstein, Maurice Germot, Percy Grainger, Pascual Orozco, Júlio Prestes, and Kyusaku Ogino. After him are Nevile Henderson, Carlo Galetti, Leonhard Frank, Giovanni Amendola, Marie Doro, and Alexander Rueb. Among people deceased in 1940, Eric Gill ranks 118Before him are Maciej Rataj, Gheorghe Argeșanu, Kamal-ol-molk, Georgios Tsitas, Albin Lermusiaux, and Pierre Marie. After him are Udham Singh, Jaan Teemant, Nathanael West, Juan Carreño, Alicia Boole Stott, and Piero Toscani.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, Eric Gill ranks 2,782 out of 7,765Before him are Cosmo Duff-Gordon (1862), John Shrapnel (1942), Geoff Duke (1923), Ronald Fairbairn (1889), Anna Kingsford (1846), and William Hunter (1718). After him are Jim Sturgess (1978), Barry Jackson (1938), John Wilkinson (1728), Mick Jackson (1943), Thomas Wedgwood (1771), and Lesley-Anne Down (1954).

Among ARTISTS In United Kingdom

Among artists born in United Kingdom, Eric Gill ranks 5Before him are David Hockney (1937), Banksy (1970), Edward Burne-Jones (1833), and Damien Hirst (1965). After him are William Etty (1787), John Butler Yeats (1839), Rachel Whiteread (1963), and Grayson Perry (1960).