Colin (Unwin) Gill
(1892 - 1940)
Colin (Unwin) Gill was active/lived in England, Italy. Colin Gill is known for modernist figure and genre painting, wartime camouflage artist.
Biography Colin (Unwin) Gill
Decorative and genre painter, born in Bexley Heath, Kent, Colin Gill was a cousin of the sculptor and printmaker Eric Gill. Colin studied at the Slade School of Art* in London, and in 1913 won a scholarship to the British School at Rome.
His scholarship was interrupted by the First World War: he served in France 1915-18 and was appointed an Official War Artist* and also served as a camoufleur with the Royal Engineers.
From 1922-25 he was a member of staff at the Royal College of Art. He died in South Africa in 1940, while working on a series of murals for the Magistrates Court in Johannesburg. His work is held in the Tate Gallery and the Imperial War Museum.
Gill can lay claim both to being the first painter to win a
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