Eric Gill was perhaps 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. 'A wonderfully detailed account of his personality - so vivid, you feel you know just what it would have been like to visit him at one of his patriarchal communes ...A Dominican, dining with the Gills, once thought he saw a nimbus shining around Eric's head.
Despite the sexual improprieties it unearths, MacCarthy's authoritative biography allows you to understand how someone might have thought that.' John Carey, Sunday Times
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 416 pages, 64 illustrations
- Publisher: Faber & Faber
- Publication Date: 10/01/1998
- Category: Individual artists, art monographs
- ISBN: 9780571143023