Gill, Frances McLaughlin 1919-

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GILL, Frances McLaughlin 1919-

PERSONAL: Born September 22, 1919, in New York, NY; daughter of Frank (an insurance underwriter) and Katherine (O'Rourke) McLaughlin; married Leslie Gill (deceased); children: Leslie Gill (daughter). Education: Pratt Institute, B.F.A., 1941; attended New School for Social Research, 1938-40, 1966. Hobbies and other interests: Bird watching, theater, books, music, and art.

ADDRESSES: Home—454 West 46th St., New York, NY 10036.

CAREER: Photographer, writer, director. Conde Nast Publications, New York, NY, staff photographer, 1944-54. Exhibitions: Photographs are represented in the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the International Center for Photography, the Cleveland Art Museum, and the Lincoln Center Theater Library. Photographs have appeared in periodicals including, Town & Country, McCall's, New York Times, House & Garden, Glamour, Vogue and Woman's Day.

MEMBER: Art Directors' Club of New York.

AWARDS, HONORS: International Film and Television Festival, gold medal, 1969; Mead Paper Company award for the best designed book, 1981.


(With Sue Castle) Face Talk, Hand Talk, Body Talk, Doubleday (New York, NY), 1976.

(Editor, with Dannielle Hayes) Women Photograph Men, William Morrow (New York, NY), 1976.

(With sister, Kathryn McLaughlin Abbe) Twins onTwins, Clarkson N. Potter (New York, NY), 1981.

Spirals from the Sea, Clarkson N. Potter (New York, NY), 1982.

(Editor) Leslie Gill: A Classical Approach to Photography, 1935-1958, New Orleans Museum of Art (New Orleans, LA), 1984.

SIDELIGHTS: Frances Gill McLaughlin has spent most of her life doing what she loves—taking pictures. She has also written several books, including Twins on Twins, with her identical twin sister, Kathryn. Twins on Twins is a book of photographs and essays on sets of twins from all walks of life. The book is used by parents of twins and twins themselves as a reference tool, but it is also a beautiful photography book appreciated by art fans. Gill told the New York Times, "There are plenty of books about twins which treat them as subjects of medical studies, but no one has asked twins how they feel about being twins."



New York Times, February 9, 1981, Nan Robertson, review of Twins on Twins.*