john mills

This artist accepts commissions

Mediums Used

John Mills, Sculptor, has probably more one man exhibitions than most artists have shared ones, and his work strides the art world like a colossus, drawing inspiration, going from such artists as Rodin and Michael Angelo.

He is constantly in demand to do commissions for Public Memorials and private Collectors, and is in St Pauls, Chelsea Harbour, The Oriana, The Reilly Collection, Mitchigan and Clark University, Massachusetts.

He is one of the `best of the best`!.

Sculptures by john mills



John Mills was born in London in 1933. He is married to Josephine Demarne in 1953, with 2 children Dylan and Andrea.

He studied at Hammersmith School of Art 1947 to 1954 and Royal College of Art 1956 to 1960.

John works mainly from his studio in Hertfordshire creating his ideas for his next major work of art for clients worldwide. He prefers working initially from drawings, later producing a small studio bronze maquette and finally to Life size bronze.

John was the sculptor commissioned to carry out this artwork called "Memorial to the Women of World War 2" which is now situated in Whitehall, London. The work was unveiled by HM The Queen in July 2005.

Public Works

William Blake Memorial, Blake House, London, UK.
The National Firefighters Memorial, St Paul`s Cathedral, UK.
John Jorrocks, East Croydon, London.
Family, Thames Centre, Newton Aycliffe, Northumberland, UK.
Brothers, University Hospital, Ann Arbor, Michigan USA.
Swimmers, Cambridge swimming pool, Cambridge, UK
Diver, University of Eastern Michigan, USA
St George,Windsor Court Hotel, New Orleans, USA.
Thoughtful Girl, Clark University, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA.
The Thrower, Ernest Bevin School, Tooting, London.
Boy With Cat, Highfields, Hemel Hempstead, UK.
Lion, Ward Freeman School, Buntingford, Hertfordshire, UK.
The Unicorn and Wellcome, Wellcome Foundation, Beckenham, Kent, UK.
Road Research, Road Research Laboratories, Crowthorne, UK.
The Risen Christ, Ashwell Church, UK.
Eugene&Sadye Power, Power Centre for the Performing Arts, Ann Arbor Michigan, USA.
Sir T.O.M.E. Sopwith, Brooklands Museum, Brooklands, UK.
Sir Lawrence Bragg, The Royal Institution, Church of St Nicholas, Hinxworth,UK.
Jackie Milburn Memorial Ashington, UK.
The Meeting, Harpur Square, Bedford, Bedfordshire,UK.
Chinese Reference, Harlow (Church Langley Tesco Site), Essex, UK.
Quadriga Fountain, Charleston Place Hotel, Charleston, SC, USA.
Family Outing, Brentford Dock, Middlesex, UK.
`Time` (milennium sundial), Cavendish Hotel (Chatsworth Esate) Derbyshire, Church of Great St Mary, Sawbridgeworth, UK.
Memorial to Alan Turing, University of Surrey, Guildford, UK
National Monument to The Women of World War II, Whitehall,UK.
Moura Lympany, Royal Academy of Music, UK.

Teaching Experience
John Mills`s 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 1962-1977. Visiting Associate Professor in Printmaking and Sculpture, Eastern Michigan University 1970-1971. Visiting lecturer Detroit School of Creative Arts 1970-1971. Visiting Professor and Artist in Residence University of Michigan 1980. Stopped teaching on a regular basis 1977.
Public Acquisitions
WORK IN COLLECTIONS INCLUDING Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother. The Duke of Edinburgh. The London Firebrigade. The City of London. Queenswood School UK. Nuffield College, Oxford. Chicago Institute of Fine Art. University of Michigan Museum of Fine Art. The Sherwood Collection, UK. The Chemiakin Foundation Collection, USA. Harlow Arts Trust, UK. Clark University, USA. The Bolls Collection, USA. The Kosykian Collection, Detroit, USA. The R&C Sherwood Collection, UK. The Anthony Worral Thomson Collection, UK John was the sculptor commissioned to carry out this artwork called "Memorial to the Women of World War 2" which is now situated in Whitehall, London. The work was unveiled by HM The Queen in July 2005. COMMISSIONS INCLUDE London County Council, sculpture in four schools 1954 - 1960. National Society for Spastics, 1961. Westminster City Council (William Blake Memorial) 1966. The Royal Institution (Sir William Bragg Memorial) 1968. Cambridge City Council, 1966. Ministry of Public Building and Works (Big Ben Memorial) 1959. Ministry of Public Building and Work, Crowthorne (Road Research Laboratory Relief) 1966. Education authorities of Middlesex, Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Hertfordshire 1954 - 1975. Hemel Hemsptead New Towns Commission, 1964. The Wellcome Foundation. Imperial Chemical Industries. Lola Racing Cars 1960. Universities of Cambridge, Manchester, Edinburgh, Worcester, Massachusetts, Michigan, Eastern Michigan. Waites Development (Jorrocks) 1982. Thames Investment Group. Wiggin Waterside (London River Man). Rank Xerox Headquarters (Three Kings) 1991. British Aerospace, Brooklands, Weybridge, Surrey, UK (Sopwith Memorial) 1988. Sea Containers Ltd. Ashwell Church, Hertfordshire, UK (Risen Christ). Woodperry House, (Mastiffs) UK. Windsor Court Hotel, New Orleans (St George) 1993. P&O, UK, for the ‘ORIANA` (Harlequin and Colombine Series I) 1995. Wansbeck DC, Ashington, UK. (Jackie Milburn Memorial) 1995. Royal Caribbean Cruise Line, for ‘Legend of the Seas` (Thor Heyerdahl) 1995. Grandeur of the Seas 996. `Enchantment of the Seas` 1997. Celebrity Cruise Line 1996. Bedford Borough Council ‘The Meeting` 1996. ‘Eddystone Lighthouse centenary medal for the Royal Mint 1998. ‘Berlin Airlift` fiftieth anniversary medal for the Royal Mint 1998. Charleston Place Hotel, South Carolina, USA ‘QUADRIGA FOUNTAIN` for Orient Express Hotels. Sawbridgeworth church of Great St Mary, ‘RISEN CHRIST` 1999. Cavendish Hotel on the Chatsworth Estate, ‘TIME`. P&O UK, for the ‘AURORA`, (Aurora Cascade lalique like panel 35ft high) 2000.