Colour inks on card. Multiple heads in an abstract setting. H 24 inches X W 20 inches.
(1882 - 1961)
Madge Gill produced mediumistic drawings in black or coloured inks ranging from small postcard -size to large works on calico. Madge began in 1919 to produce works in various media, including: knitting, embroidery, rug-making, and drawing in inks - this last proving her richest vein. This output was achieved over a forty-year period, with her most prolific art-work being produced in the 1950s. Gill tended to date her works rather than to give them titles. Madge lived in Thorngrove Road, Plaistow from 1929 to 1940 then in Plashet Grove, East Ham until her death in January, 1961; thus she lived in Newham during her most productive period. A bequest of some 300 works was made by her son to East Ham County Borough Council after her death.
From Newham Heritage & Archives collection.