Workshop practices and the making of sculpture: authorship and collaboration in the work of Eric Gill, 1909 to 1940

  • Ruth Cribb

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis


This thesis examines the making of sculpture and the identity of Eric Gill in the first half of the twentieth century. A period of complex practical and theoretical innovation in Britain, histories have tended to be simplified, focussing on the idea of direct carving as an autonomous and isolated process. Gill was a key figure in this period and his persona as an isolated craftsman and art-world exile has precluded balanced accounts of the collaborative nature of his work.
Date of AwardDec 2013
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • University of Brighton

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