Loyola University Chicago

Loyola University Museum of Art

Eric Gill: Iconographer

February 12 – May 1, 2011

Eric Gill (1882–1940), best known for his typography and the widely used typeface that bears his name, was a prolific English artist and writer whose daring aesthetic combined sensuality and spirituality with a keen sense of the line. Drawn from the University of San Francisco’s Albert Sperisen Collection, the exhibition features over 100 works completed between 1910 and 1940. Primarily wood engravings, his work was created using carved boxwood and letterpress. Original engraving blocks and publications will also be on display. The exhibition is curated by Thomas Lucas, S.J., director of the Thacher Gallery, and Stuart McKee, design professor at the University of San Francisco.

Image: © Eric Gill, The Burial of Christ from The Four Gospels, 1931, Albert Sperisen Collection, University of San Francisco