Mary Gillick: Sculptor and Medallist by Philip Attwood
Mary Gillick, née Tutin (1881-1965), is probably best known for the portrait of Queen Elizabeth II that appeared on UK coins from the beginning of her reign until decimalisation in 1971. This book focuses on Gillick’s career as a sculptor and medallist, which had already spanned more than fifty years when she experienced that sudden burst of fame. Her subjects range from First World War heroes to such eminent figures as the singer Kathleen Ferrier.
This is the first published study of this neglected British artist, which will be of interest to art historians and numismatists alike, and is released to coincide with the Mary Gillick Jubilee exhibition at the British Museum which opens on 2nd June 2022.
Published by Spink Books in association with the British Museum
With colour illustrations throughout
216 pages | 170 x 240mm