‘The carvings of a man and a naked child were the creation of Eric Gill, one of the most respected artists of the 20th century when he died in 1940.
But his diaries, published in 1989, revealed he had sex with two of his daughters and the family dog.’ http://www.news.com.au/world-news/bbc-told-to-remove-work-by-pedophile-sculptor-eric-gill/story-fndir2ev-1226626709154
Eric Gill has ‘the look’. His picture doesn’t endear the observer towards him. I am reminded of all the members of my family group and I’m afraid varied as the men were – a slight, thin uncle who was a war veteran but who bought extravagant Christmas presents for the children; a fat and jolly uncle who ate too much so that my Aunt frowned at him; a father who went to great lengths not to have to put on a morning suit; none were like this man.
I am eternally grateful for the upbringing I was fortunate to enjoy. Totally free from such perverted monsters. I wonder what the men in our family would have made of the likes of this Eric Gill – talented artist but twisted mind. Hideous!
Those calling for the statue’s removal –
- Fay Maxted, chief executive of The Survivors’ Trust,
- Peter Saunders, chief executive of the National Association For People Abused In Childhood.
Blogger Sam Covers that statue at the BBC – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IMHKfBKlH1o&list=UUldfvyaPuBSpw8iDmUgZwnA