John Milne 1931-1978


In 1945 John Milne received a scholarship to Salford Royal Technical College to study electrical engineering.  After one year he moved to the School of Art at Salford where he studied art for four years and sculpture for the following two.  In 1952, after further studies in France and Greece, Milne returned to England and moved to St Ives where he worked as an unpaid apprentice to Barbara Hepworth working with her assistant Denis Mitchell.  In 1957 he purchased Trewyn House, a large property in St Ives which provided him with studio space and a view to the sea below.


Annual exhibitions at Penwith Society of Arts and Newlyn Art Gallery from 1956 were followed by Crane Gallery, Manchester (1959), Marjorie Parr Gallery, (1969 & 1972), Plymouth City Art Gallery (1971),Compass Gallery, Glasgow (1973), Stroms Gallery, Gothenburg (1974), Wills Lane Gallery (1975 & 1977) and Saltram House Plymouth in 1977. Public Collections include Tate Gallery London, Arts Council of Great Britain, Government Art Collection, Manchester City Art Gallery, Plymouth City Art Gallery and the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art.