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John W. Mills: sculptor to the nation
21 May 2019 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
North Hertfordshire Museum is proud to host an exhibition of work by world-renowned sculptor and local resident, John W Mills. His best known works include the National Firefighters Memorial, outside St Paul’s Cathedral in London, unveiled in 1991 and the Monument to the Women of World War Two in Whitehall, unveiled in 2005. Other work in public places includes a statue of footballer Jackie Milburn in the High Street of Ashington, Northumberland, a memorial to computer pioneer Alan Turing at the University of Surrey in Guildford and The Meeting in Harpur Square, Bedford.
John William Mills was born 4 March 1933 in south London. He married Josephine Demarne in 1953 and they have two children, Dylan and Andrea. John and Josephine have lived in Hinxworth Place for many years. After studying at Hammersmith School of Art from 1947 to 1954 and the Royal College of Art from 1956 to 1960, he was a resident at the Digswell Arts Trust between 1962 and 1966.
He first exhibited at the Royal Academy as a teenager in 1951 and his first one-man show was at the A.I.A. Gallery in Lisle Street, London, in 1959. He has since exhibited across the UK, USA, Canada and Australia. This is his first one-man show in North Hertfordshire.