GILL, Madge (1882–1961)
[London]: [n.d., c 1948]
3 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches (9 x 14 cm). Ink on postcard. No condition issues. In frame. From the collection of the eminent art historian and author Ladislas Segy.
A classic Madge Gill automatic drawing. Guided by an entity she named "Myninterest," London housewife and spiritualist Gill began drawing in 1919, thereafter creating hundreds of predominantly ink drawings on bases of various sizes (from the postcard size here to long rolls of muslin). It has been suggested that Gill used her drawing to communicate with her children, two of which died in infancy. She was a favorite of many outsider art proponents, including Jean Dubuffet (Gill was a subject in Compagnie de l'Art Brut's classic monograph series on art brut).