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Graduate Student Lecture – Anna Wager
WhenFriday, Feb. 24, 2017, 1 p.m.
Campus locationArt Building (ART)
Campus roomRoom 312
Event typesLectures/Seminars, Student Activities
Event sponsorsDivision of Art History, School of Art + Art History + Design

Art History Graduate Students Lecture Series


Serifs and Seraphim: Eric Gill's Religious Commissions

Sculpture and typography are intimately related in the work of Eric Gill (1882–1940). As a sculptor, printer, and typographer, Gill is an ideal figure for thinking about the intersections between type design and three-dimensional art forms, particularly in religious spaces. This lecture will examine his Stations of the Cross for Westminster Cathedral, along with his typographic and print designs. As a converted Catholic, Gill’s artmaking is filtered through a religious lens, an important factor in considering the history and genesis of his work. This melding of sculptural forms and typography in religious spaces speaks to a latter day sort of Arts and Crafts ideal, where spaces, like books, become holistic objects.

Anna Wager is a PhD Candidate in Art History.

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