Airbrushing claim as ‘Eric Gill museum’ shuns legacy of artist and sexual abuser
The master craftsman was once lauded in Ditchling, Sussex. Now, as the grotesque truth of his life is acknowledged, all that has changed
Eric Gill was one of the most celebrated British artists of the 20th century – and for decades his work held pride of place in the small museum based in the village where he once lived.
But after his death, details emerged of his grotesque sexual conduct – including sustained abuse of two of his daughters and his younger sister – and there has been increasing clamour since for his work not to be shown.