MILLS, Arthur Wallis

1876 - 1940

Born at Warbleton, Sussex on 21 October 1876, eldest child of Frederick Mills, a gamekeeper, and his wife Sarah née Nettley, who married at Thakenham, Sussex in 1875. In 1881 a 4 year old living at Upper Barpham, Angmering East Preston, Sussex with his parents, 29 year old Frederick and 33 year old Sarah with two siblings, Jane 2 and newly born Frederick. In 1901, a 24 year old 'art student' lodging at 131 Gordon Road, Ealing, Middlesex and married at Kensington, London in the same year, Ethel Maud Greig. In 1911 a 34 year old 'artist painter' living at 10 Mount Avenue, Ealing with his 36 year old wife, who was born in India on 6 November 1874, and their 9 year old daughter Laura Campbell Wallis Mills. As well as traditional art forms, Mills also produced artwork and occasional cartoons for 'Punch', 'The Strand Magazine', 'The Humourist', 'The Black and White Illustrated Budget' and 'The Royal Magazine' as well as for 'The Wanganui Chronicle' in New Zealand. He also illustrated the 1908 edition of 'The Novels of Jane Austen' and George Borrow's 'The Zincali' and others. In 1939 an 'artist in black & white' living at Green Lane House, Gedgrave Road, Walberswick, Suffolk with his wife Ethel Maud, who was incapacitated and their unmarried daughter Laura, who was born on 16 March 1902. He died at Westminster, London in 1940, aged 63. His name was often abbreviated to A. Wallis-Mills, as well as A. W. Mills.






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