Reginald Mills (1896-1951)
|Artist Name||Reginald Mills (1896-1951)|
|Title||Farm Buildings, Sussex|
|Description||This charming British landscape oil painting is by noted exhibited artist Reginald Mills. Painted in the 1930's the composition is Sussex farm buildings amongst trees all bathed in beautiful sunshine and under a blue summers sky. One can almost feel the heat. A lovely painting with superb brushwork and colouring.
Signed lower right.
|Provenance||Exhibited: Remnants of Royal Academy and Royal Society of British Artists 1933 labels verso plus other label remnants.
|Medium||Oil on Canvas|
|Size||30 x 25 inches|
|Frame||Housed in a gallery frame, 38 inches by 33 inches and in good condition.|
|Biography||Reginald Mills (1896-1951). Mills was a portrait, landscape and coastal painter based in Hamstead London. Mills became a member of the Royal Society of British Artists in 1930 and regularly exhibited with that society and at the Royal Academy. Before the World War II he illustrated a number of childrens books but at the outbreak of war joined the Auxiliary Fire Service and as an active member of a fire fighting crew made a series of dramatic paintings recording the London Blitz. He also illustrated a number of books on the subject: "Londons House: As Seen Through the Eyes of the Fire Fighters", 1942 and "In the Service of the Nation: The N.F.S. Goes into Action", 1944. A number of his paintings are in the collection of the Imperial War Museum.
Exhibited: Royal Academy 8, Royal Society of British Artists 31, Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours 2.