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Eric Gill
(1882-1940) born on
Feb 22
English sculptor, engraver, author. He is noted for his wood engravings for prestigious Golden Cockerel Press, from 1924; also designed numerous typefaces.
         
   
F
Art is skill, that is the first meaning of the word.

R
Without philosophy man cannot know what he makes; without religion he cannot know why.
A
The artist is not a different kind of person, but every person is a different kind of artist.
N
Science is analytical, descriptive, informative. Man does not live by bread alone, but by science he attempts to do so. Hence the deadliness of all that is purely scientific.
K
Catholics are necessarily at war with this age. That we are not more conscious of the fact, that we so often endeavour to make an impossible peace with it -- that is the tragedy. You cannot serve God and Mammon.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "Art," ch. 1, 1934.
R: In "The Christian Science Monitor," Aug 14 1980.
A: In "A Kick in the Seat of the Pants," by Roger von Oech, 1986.
N: "Essays," "Art," 1948.
K: "Essays," "Idiocy or Ill-Will," 1948.
   


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