Monday, November 7, 2011

Eric Gill

Arthur Eric Rowton Gill (1882 – 1940) was a British sculptor, typeface designer, stonecutter and printmaker, who was associated with the Arts and Crafts movement. He is a controversial figure, with his well-known religious views and subject matter being seen as at odds with his sexual and paraphiliac behaviour and erotic art.
A deeply religious man, largely following the Roman Catholic faith, his beliefs and practices were by no means orthodox. He published numerous essays on the relationship between art and religion. He also produced a number of erotic engravings. His personal diaries describe his sexual activity in great detail including the fact that Gill sexually abused his own children, had an incestuous relationship with his sister and performed sexual acts on his dog. 
One of the Gill's blasphemous drawings is a Christ 
having sexual relations with an undefined woman saint
Eric Gill, left with beret

1 comment:

  1. Hmmm. Just begin for a comment but I think I'll let this one pass. Interesting story.