Celebrating Irving Gill
“Irving -. Gill: New Architecture for a Great Country,” is a collaborative effort by eleven cultural organizations in the San 'iego area on the work of the visionary architect of international influence. Events begin Aug. 20 with an exhibition at the Oceanside Museum of Art (oma-online.org) and run through March 2017. Gill arrived in San 'iego in 1893 and saw potential for new architecture in the growing city. Inspired by the coast and canyons, Gill created a unique style as an early proponent of Modernism. Influential designs include the Marston House (1905), the 1913 home of Ellen Browning Scripps (now the Museum of Contemporary Art San 'iego), and Sacred Heart Church in Coronado (1919-20).
Tours include the First Church of Christ Scientist (Sept. 23) and Marston House (Sept. 24, Oct. 9). “Irving -. Gill: Coronado Refined,” opens Sept. 17 at Coronado Historical (coronadohistory.org). On Sept. 22, “Irving -. Gill: Illustrating a New Architecture” showcases sketches and watercolors by Gill at the La -olla Historical/Museum of Contemporary Art (lajollahistory.org). “Irving -. Gill and the Chicago School,” is set for Oct. 20. Irving - Gill Foundation, (619) 980-8726, irvingjgill.org
The Marston House in Balboa Park is an Irving Gill design of 1905.