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Edwin Roscoe Mullins, 1849-1907

Nationality: English
Date of Birth: 1849
Place of Birth: London
Date of Death: 1907.01.09
Place of Death: Walberswick

Identity:

Edwin Roscoe Mullins was a sculptor.

Life:

Mullins studied at the Lambeth School of Art and at the R.A. Schools, sponsored by John Birnie Philip, for whom he worked as an assistant. In Munich he was a pupil of Wagmuller, and shared a studio with Edward Onslow Ford. He returned to London around 1874, where he exhibited at Royal Academy, Dudley Gallery, New Gallery and Society of British Artists, a society which elected JW its President in 1886. He also exhibited at the Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts, Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool and Manchester City Art Gallery. He became an instructor in modelling, as applied to architecture, at the Central School of Arts and Crafts in 1897.

Mullins was amongst those proposed invitees to a dinner organised by W. C. Symons to congratulate JW on being made an Honorary Member of the Royal Academy of Munich, a dinner which was to be held at the Criterion in Piccadilly on 1 May 1889 (#05635).

Bibliography:

Bénézit, E., Dictionnaire des Peintres, Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs et Graveurs, 8 vols, Paris, 1956-61; Johnson, J., and A. Gruetzner, Dictionary of British Artists 1880-1940, Woodbridge, 1980; Beattie, Susan, The New Sculpture, New Haven & London, 1983.