MacDonald Gill: Charting a Life

Event Details

Event Date:

27-09-2022

Event Time:

Start time: 19:00
End time: 21:00

Event Short Description

An illustrated talk by Caroline Walker, Andrew and Angela Johnston

Event Information

MacDonald Gill painted works

MacDonald Gill, known to all as Max (1884-1947), lived most of his life in Sussex, in Brighton, Chichester, Bognor and West Wittering.

The son of a clergyman, he was the younger brother of the well-known sculptor and type designer Eric Gill. He trained as an architect but developed into a versatile and talented graphic artist, turning his hand to a wide range of commissions, from lettering to murals. He is best known for creating a distinctive range of decorative map posters for organisations like the Post Office and the London Underground.

His painted works adorn the Houses of Parliament and the preserved Cunard liner Queen Mary, as well as many churches and stately homes, while his alphabet design can be found on war graves in churchyards and cemeteries across the world.

Limited places; advance booking essential.

Admission Details

Adult: £8

Child: £8

Child Age Limit:

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Organiser Details

Name: Matthew Jones

Email: [email protected]

Venue Details

Address: West Sussex Record Office, Chichester, West Sussex, PO19 1DD

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