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Discovering Macdonald Gill:

architect, artist, and mapmaker

1.30 pm,  Monday  May 14th 2018

Macdonald (Max) Gill was the less controversial younger brother of Eric Gill, and although well-known and highly regarded during his lifetime he is almost forgotten today. He was an architect and graphic designer, known particularly for his pictorial maps, especially those of the London Underground. Other similar maps he created include one in Lindisfarne Castle; he also devised eye-catching publicity posters, as well as magnificent murals for Cunard liners. His most enduring legacy, however, is his alphabet for the Imperial War Graves Commission used on all British military headstones since the First World War.

Lecturer:    Caroline Walker is Max Gill’s great-niece who ‘discovered’ her illustrious relative whilst researching her family history. Determined to stimulate interest in Max Gill’s work, she has co-curated exhibitions and written articles about him, as well as lecturing to members of the Arts Society and similar groups. She is currently writing a biography of Max Gill.

Date and Time:  1.30 pm.,  Monday  May 14th 2018

Venue:  The Assembly Rooms, Bennett St, Bath BA1 2QH

Visitors Welcome - £10.00 at the door

The Art Society, Bath is a member of The Art Society, an Art Education Charity

Discovering Macdonald Gill.pdf