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Gill was one of several sculptors in Britain and abroad who pioneered the revival of the traditional skill of carving in wood and stone. Like many modern artists, he drew inspiration from what was then seen as ‘primitive’ art. This included non-western carvings and ancient and Medieval European art. This work can be related to medieval English carvings and to the work of Paul Gauguin, which was itself influenced by African and Polynesian art.

July 2007