Are you a fan of the font Gill Sans? How much do you know about the artist behind it?
Controversial British artist Eric Gill has a number of engravings, typography and writings housed at the Laband Art Gallery. Offered in partnership with Loyola Marymount University, the class The Sensual and the Spiritual: Eric Gill’s Life and Work presents a lecture on the artist’s unusual lifestyle and personality, followed by a tour where students can view his work firsthand.
The class is led by Carolyn Peter, director and curator of the gallery. It’s a great chance to get the inside scoop on this unusual and influential artist.
(images: Eric Gill, “Thou Hast Made Me,” from The Holy Sonnets of John Donne, 1938, The Albert Spierson Collection, University of San Francisco. Eric Gill, “The Lord’s Song,” from The Lord’s Song, 1934, he Albert Spierson Collection, University of San Francisco).