Lucille Glick Gilling (1905-1997) began her art studies at the Kansas City Art Institute and later at the New York School of Fine and Applied Arts. After graduating, she continued her art training overseas in Paris, Italy and England, where she met and married her second husband, a Canadian military officer, in 1942. After the war they moved to Canada, In 1955 Gilling settled in Toronto where she studied etching under the noted artists Nicholas Hornyansky and Guillermo Silva Santamaria, as well as under Andre Bieler and George Swinton. She joined the Society of Canadian Painter-Etchers and Engravers in 1958 and exhibited her work in several galleries in the environs of Toronto. Noted for her watercolour paintings of Toronto and area also her etchings.
In 1964, Gilling created a portfolio of ten colour etchings based on Chaucer's Canterbury Tales and another based on Don Quixote.
Gilling was a member of the Canadian Society of Graphic Art (after 1976 Print and Drawing Council of Canada) and Toronto Heliconian Club. Examples of her work may be found in the collections of Montreal Museum of Fine Art; National Gallery of Canada and the Victoria & Albert Museum London, England and many other regional collections in both Canada and the USA.