John William Wenlock Rollins [commonly known as John Wenlock Rollins] was born in Feckenham, Worcestershire, England in 1861, He studied at Birmingham School of Art; the South London Technical Art School, where he was taught by William Silver Frith (1850-1924); and, from 1886 to 1890 at the Royal Academy Schools in London. During his time at the RA Schools he was awarded prizes in the National Competition in 1885 and 1886. Rollins subsequently worked as a sculptor. He assisted Thomas Stirling Lee (1857-1915) in the design of the panels for St. George's Hall in Liverpool in 1892 and Charles Henman (1814-1884) with the decorative carvings for Croydon Municipal Buildings in Croydon, Surrey in 1894-95. Other commissions in which he was engaged included a series of large statues for the new General Hospital in Birmingham in 1896-97; a statue of Queen Victoria for the front of the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast in c.

Text source: Arts + Architecture Profiles from Art History Research net (AHRnet)

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