MADGE GILL
(1882-1961, UK)

Legend would suggest that Gill was a medium who did not see herself as an artist. Yet this now-legendary illustrator always intended her work to be appreciated, and participated in numerous exhibitions in London’s East End and beyond. The essence of Gill’s practice lay in the acknowledgement of her spirit guide, Myrinerest, whose presence was channelled through the pale faces, swirling patterns and cryptic dialogue of Gill’s vast and enigmatic oeuvre.