Alias Lev Timothy Timothy Mills
Works in the Collection
Lev Timothy Mills was born in Florida in 1938. He graduated from Florida A&M University (Tallahassee) in 1962 and attended the University of Wisconsin, Madison, for graduate school. There he studied printmaking with Dean Meeker, receiving a Master of Arts degree in 1968 and a Master of Fine Arts degree in 1970.
In 1970, he received a fellowship to attend the Slade School of Art in London, receiving a diploma in 1972. During his time living in England, he exhibited his work throughout the country, as well as in France, Uganda, Tanzania, Kenya, and Madagascar. When Mills returned to the United States, he moved to Atlanta, Georgia, and began teaching printmaking at Clark College (1973-1978). He went on to teach art at Spelman College (Atlanta, Georgia) in 1978.
In addition to intaglio and silk screen printing, Mills also created tile murals and sculptures. He has created numerous public works, including tile murals in a Metro Atlanta Regional Transit Authority (MARTA) train station and Atlanta City Hall, and a sculpture (co-created with Charnelle Holloway) in Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. In 1974, he designed the seal for the American Library Association’s National Coretta Scott King Book Award. Mills’ work can be found in the collections of the Victoria and Albert Museum, London; the British Museum, London; the National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh; The Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris; the Library of Congress, Washington D.C.; the High Museum of Art, Atlanta; and the Museum of Modern Art, New York.