Gill, Madge (d. 1961)
Gill, Madge (d. 1961)
British psychic and London housewife who practiced automatic drawing and painting and produced work claimed to be inspired by spirit guidance. Gill's mediumship began after the death of her eight-year-old son. She said she felt "impelled to execute drawings on a large scale on calico." These drawings were complex, with a mysterious atmosphere. In 1942 one of the drawings, measuring 36 feet by 5 feet, was priced at 1,000 pounds. The London borough of Newham sponsored an exhibition of her works. In 1977 another exhibition was arranged at the Central School of Art and Design, London.
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