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John Mills (British sculptor)

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Residence  Hinxworth Place
Name  John Mills
Children  2. Andrea & Dylan

Spouse(s)  1 Josephine
Occupation  Sculptor Author
Role  British sculptor
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Born  March 4, 1933 (age 82) (1933-03-04) Balham, London, England

John William Mills PPRBS ARCA FRSA (born 4 March 1933, London) is an English sculptor.


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He studied at Hammersmith School of Art, 1947-54, and at the Royal College of Art, 1956-60. He was a resident at Digswell House 1962-66, and currently lives at Hinxworth Place in Hertfordshire.


Various part-time teaching posts in UK from 1958-1962:

  • Full-time at St. Albans School of Art and Hertfordshire College of Art and Design, 1962-77
  • Visiting Associate Professor in Printmaking and Sculpture, Eastern Michigan University, 1970-71
  • Visiting lecturer Detroit School of Creative Arts, 1970-71
  • Visiting Professor and Artist in Residence University of Michigan, 1980.
  • Awards

  • Fellow of the Royal British Society of Sculptors, 1982
  • Otto Beit medal, Royal British Society of Sculptors, 1983 (for the sculpture 'Curved Neck Grace')
  • President of the Society, 1986, and again in 1997
  • Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, 1993
  • Honorary Master of Arts, University College Northampton, 2000
  • Work in Public Places

  • William Blake Memorial, (Blake House, London).
  • Blitz the National Firefighters Memorial (South side of St. Paul's Cathedral, London)
  • London River Man (Isle of Dogs, London).
  • John Jorrocks (East Croydon, London).
  • Family Outing (Thames Centre, Newton Aycliffe, County Durham, England).
  • Brothers (University Hospital, Ann Arbor, Michigan USA).
  • Swimmers (Cambridge swimming pool, Cambridge, England)
  • Diver (Eastern Michigan University, USA)
  • St George (Windsor Court Hotel, New Orleans, USA).
  • Degas Dancing (La Cabaña Restaurant, Buenos Aires, Argentina).
  • Thoughtful Girl (Clark University, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA).
  • The Thrower (Ernest Bevin School, Tooting, London).
  • Boy With Cat (Highfields, Hemel Hempstead, England).
  • Lion (Ward Freeman School, Buntingford, Hertfordshire, England).
  • The Unicorn and Wellcome Wellcome Foundation, Beckenham, Kent, England).
  • Road Research (Road Research Laboratories, Crowthorne, England).
  • The Risen Christ, St Mary's Church, Ashwell, Hertfordshire, Egland).
  • Sir Thomas Sopwith (Brooklands Museum, Brooklands, England).
  • Sir Lawrence Bragg, (The Royal Institution, London).
  • Jackie Milburn Memorial (Ashington, Northumberland, England)
  • The Meeting, Harpur Square, Bedford, Bedfordshire, England.
  • Chinese Reference, Harlow, Essex, England (Tesco Site).
  • Quadriga, fountain Charleston Place Hotel, Charleston, SC USA
  • Time, Cavendish Hotel (Chatsworth House Estate) Derbyshire, England.
  • The Risen Christ, Church of Great St Mary, Sawbridgeworth, Essex, England.
  • Campus Thoughts, University College Northampton, England.
  • Memorial to Alan Turing, University of Surrey, Guildford, England.
  • Lion and the Unicorn and Digitalis, William Harvey Centre, Charterhouse Square, London.
  • Monument to the Women of World War II Whitehall, London.
  • Competitions

  • Winner of the design competition for ‘The Topham Trophy’ 1961 and 1962.
  • Winner of the RBS silver medal in 1991 for ‘Blitz’.
  • Winner of the Royal Mint design competition for the ‘D-Day fifty pence coin 1993’.
  • Winner of the Royal Mint design competition for the ‘VE Day two pound coin 1994'.
  • Winner of the Royal Mint design competition for the Euro Cup two pound coin 1995.
  • Winner of the Coin of the Year award (Krause Publications) for the D-Day fifty pence 1994.
  • Winner of the Royal Mint design competition for the Euro Cent, British entry for the European Competition 1996.
  • Winner of the Royal Mint design competition for the 25th anniversary of the our entry into the Common Market fifty pence coin 1997.
  • Winner of the Royal Mint design competition for the 50th anniversary of DNA Double Helix two pound coin.
  • Published works

  • Sculpture in Ciment Fondu, 1958 (Contractors Record, London).
  • The Technique of Sculpture 1962 (B.T.Batsford, London).
  • Sculpture in Concrete, 1966 (McClaren, London ).
  • The Technique of Casting for Sculpture 1968 (B.T.Batsford, London).
  • Studio Bronze Casting 1969 (McClaren, London), this book was written in collaboration with Michael Gillespie ARBS.
  • Modelling the Figure and Head 1978 (B.T.Batsford, London).
  • Encyclopaedia of Sculpture Techniques 1989 (B.T.Batsford, London).
  • Catalogue contribution for Chelsea Harbour 93 (RBS) 1993.
  • Sculpture 108, Contributed article ‘What I didn’t learn at Art School’ Spring issue 1997
  • Sculpting the Human Figure 2006 (Crowood Press)
  • References

    John Mills (British sculptor) Wikipedia