GILL, George William

1949 - ?

George Gill

George William Gill was born at Sheffield, Yorkshire on 10 October 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, 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 when Artist in Residence on the Isle of Islay, Inner Hebrides; 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 Water Colours; the New English Art Club; 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, 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' also exhibiting locally in Suffolk at Gainsborough's House Gallery, Sudbury; Snape Maltings Galleries; Angel Gallery, Lavenham; Haste Gallery, Ipswich and Buckenham Galleries, Southwold. 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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