GILL, George William

1949 - ?

George William Gill, was born at Sheffield, Yorkshire in 1949, son of George William Gill and his wife Ethel née Turner, who married at Sheffield in 1945. Young George studied painting and drawing at Sheffield, Oxford and at St Albans, and illustration at Watford College of Art and Design, 1970-1980. He studied art history under Charles Harrison (1942-2009) and painting under Michael Murphy ARCA but, preferring to experiment and explore and did not pursue a career in illustration. After moving to the country, during the 1980s his work became more figurative and during the 1990s took commissions for landscapes and portraits, including in 1997 Malcolm King of King Sturge & Co, The Machrie Hotel as Artist in Residence on the Isle of Islay, Inner Hebredes; and in 2000 Prince Nicholas of Prussia. His patron was Baron Charles von Westernholz (1945-2006) of Little Blakesware, Ware, Hertfordshire and George provided painting tuition to his wife Lady Mary von Westernholz. George exhibited at the Mall Galleries, London and at the annual exhibitions of The Royal Society of Marine Artists; The Royal Institute of Oil Painters receiving the award for 'outstanding work' in 2001; The Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours; the New English Art Club; the Royal Academy Summer exhibition from 2005 being short listed in 2015; the Pastel Society, being the first recipient of the John Godden Award for best painting at the Hertford Art Society annual membersí show and short listed at Royal West of England Academy of Arts, Bristol in 2014. A member of Ipswich Art Society and exhibited from The Nook, Babbs Green, Wareside, Hertfordshire in 2006, three oil paintings 'Dunwich Evening-Two Walkers', 'Dunwich Evening-Two Boys Running' and 'Back Street, Verona'. He has also exhibited at The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition; Gainsborough House, Sudbury, Suffolk; The Gallery, Snape Maltings, Suffolk; Beecroft Gallery, Westcliff on Sea, Essex receiving the awards for 'best work depicting local landmark' in 2003 and 2006; Angel Gallery, Lavenham, Suffolk; Haste Gallery, Ipswich, Suffolk and Southwold Gallery, Suffolk. He has been featured several times in the 'East Anglian Daily Times' and in 'Artist & Illustrators' February 2006. George lives at Babbs Green, Hertfordshire with his wife artist Annemarie Oshelda.

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