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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.
Art is skill, that is the first meaning of the word.

Without philosophy man cannot know what he makes; without religion he cannot know why.
The artist is not a different kind of person, but every person is a different kind of artist.
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.
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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