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12 March 2019Discovering MacDonald Gill

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Discovering MacDonald Gill Caroline Walker Tuesday 12 March 2019

Max was the younger brother of the sculptor and typographer Eric Gill.  He was an architect, graphic designer and letterer, best known for his pictorial maps, especially those for the London Underground.  An enduring legacy is his alphabet for the Imperial War Graves Commission used on all British military headstones since the First World War.  Caroline Walker’s illustrated talk presents a colourful overview of this versatile artist's personal life and artistic achievements.  

Caroline embarked on family history research in 2006.  She became fascinated in the life and work of her great-uncle MacDonald 'Max' Gill (1884-1947).  She has given talks for the National Archives, the Art Workers' Guild, Christie's, Friends of Kettle's Yard and the National Trust.  She is currently writing a biography and runs the MacDonald Gill website.