Gill, Madge (d. 1961)
British psychic and London housewife who practiced automatic
drawing and painting and produced work claimed to be
inspired by spirit guidance. Gill’s mediumship began after the
death of her eight-year-old son. She said she felt ‘‘impelled to
execute drawings on a large scale on calico.’’ These drawings
were complex, with a mysterious atmosphere. In 1942 one of
the drawings, measuring 36 feet by 5 feet, was priced at 1,000
pounds. The London borough of Newham sponsored an exhibition
of her works. In 1977 another exhibition was arranged
at the Central School of Art and Design, London.