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Since 1953 to the present time, Alan Collins has been commissioned to make sculpture & lettering for sites in the United Kingdom and the Unites States. Clients range from large corporations to individuals and are named below in their categories.

Governmental, Civic & Legal Authorities

Completed in the United Kingdom:

  • Kennedy Memorial Trust
    - To design & carve the memorial to President John F. Kennedy at Runnymede (1964).
  • Government of Uganda
    - Woodcarving for the Parliament Building in Kampala, Uganda, W. Africa.
  • Plymouth City Council
    - To design & carve inscription and heraldry for the new Civic Center in Plymouth, Devonshire.
  • Walton-on-Thames City Council
    - To design and fabricate an heraldic feature for the forecourt of the new City Hall, Walton, Surrey.
  • Crawley City Council
    - To design & carve the city’s coat-of-arms above the main entrance to the new Civic Center, Crawley, Sussex.
  • Middle Temple Law Society
    - To design & carve the Society’s insignia, Queen Elizabeth Building, London.
  • Gray’s Inn Law Society
    - To design & carve insignia and lettering at Gray’s Inn, Holborn, London.

Completed in the United States:

  • Riverside County Superior Court
    - Commissioned by the Friends of Enos C. Reid to make his life-size portrait in bronze for installation in the County Courthouse, Riverside, California.
  • City of Indian Wells
    - Won first place in a competition between invited artists to design a sculptural treatment for concrete embankments to Fred Waring Drive at Whitewater Wash, Indian Wells, California.



Banks & Corporations

Completed in the United Kingdom:

  • Bank of England
    - To design & carve stone sculpture, New Change Building, Cheapside, London, and the bank’s emblem for their branch in Liverpool, Lancashire.
  • Royal Bank of Scotland
    - To carve the bank’s coat-of-arms, Victoria Street Branch, London.
  • National Bank of Scotland
    - To carve & gild lettering for the Knightsbridge branch, London.
  • National & Grindlays Bank
    - To design & construct a symbolic figure of Minerva, the bank’s emblem. Installed in Minerva Place, Southwark, London.
  • Sun-Alliance Assurance Company
    - To design & carve stone sculpture above the main entrance to a regional office building in Liverpool, Lancashire.
  • BirdsEye Foods
    - To design and fabricate large mass-concrete monoliths for a landscaped courtyard in the new U.K. headquarters at Walton-on-Thames, Surrey.
  • The Land & House Property Corporation
    - To design & fabricate 12 relief sculptures, "Signs of the Zodiac," for Zodiac House, Croydon, Surrey, and a large relief sculpture, "Flame," for new property at Farnham, Surrey.
  • St. Pancras Housing Society
    - To design and carve a stone relief panel, based on the life & attributed miracles of St. Richard, for St. Richard’s House, St. Pancras, London.
  • Worshipful Company of Merchant Taylors
    - To design & carve the foundation stone for the company’s new headquarters, in relief with gilding, and with incised lettering. Lower Thames Street, London.
  • Hodder & Stoughton, Publishers
    - To design & carve in relief a long stone "apron," based on the house-logo of four major chess pieces and titled "Chessboard." Located above the main entrance to the company’s new headquarters building at St. Paul’s Churchyard, London.


Universities and Colleges

Completed in the United Kingdom

  • London University
    - To carve the university’s badge and flanking stone panels about the entrance to the new Union Building.
    - To supply an enlargement of the college’s heraldic badge, together
    with large letters, all cast in aluminum and polychromed, with added gilding. Birkbeck College, Malet St.
    - To design & carve in European Limewood an abstract freestanding
    sculpture, "Air, Earth & Sea," and to carve in stone the college’s heraldic badge, both at Queen Elizabeth College: Sir John Atkins’ Laboratories, Holland Park, London.
  • Oxford University
    – To carve stone figures portraying Bishop William Chichele and Sir Thomas White, the college’s founders, & install in niches on the Tudor gatehouse. St. John’s College, Oxford.
  • Hertfordshire Technical College
    – Purchase of an abstract woodcarving for placement in the college library. Hertford, Hertfordshire.
  • Lewes Grammar School
    – To design & carve a stone figure of a youthful St. George above the west door of the chapel, Lewes, Sussex.
  • Wood Green Library
    – To incise the civic coat-of-arms in the stone cladding of the new building in Wood Green, north London.
  • Holborn Borough Library
    – To carve, color & gild heraldry in wood, and to cut commemorative inscription to mark the opening of the library by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother. Holborn, London.

Completed in the United States:

  • Atlantic Union College
    - Commissioned by the Student Association to make a commemorative sculpture for the campus in South Lancaster, Massachusetts.
  • Lake Michigan College
    - To make large bronze letters. Berrien County, Michigan.
  • Union College
    - To design & fabricate a bronze relief-sculpture for the entrance-lobby of the new administration building. Lincoln, Nebraska.
  • Andrews University
    - To design the forecourt to the new College of Science & Technology and to incorporate a large-scale sculpture & lettering.

    - To make a life-size group of the J. N. Andrews family (for whom the university is named), titled "Legacy of Leadership." Bronze installed on the campus in Berrien Springs, Michigan, 1998, and sponsored by the Alumni Association.
  • Loma Linda University
    - To design & make an above-life-size group titled "The Good Samaritan," as a signature-piece to the campus. Loma Linda, California.

    - To fabricate, color & gild the insignia of the School of Medicine for the entrance hall of the new administrative building.
  • La Sierra University
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    Work currently in progress (2000) to design and make an above-life-size bronze group, titled "The Loving Father," and based on the Biblical parable of the Prodigal Son, to be installed on the campus in Riverside, California.


Churches

Completed in the United Kingdom:

  • Guildford Cathedral
    - To design and carve a number of figurative, symbolic, and heraldic stone sculptures, and to cut several inscriptions throughout the Cathedral. Guildford, Surrey.
  • Bradford Cathedral
    - To design & carve three sandstone figures, ‘in situ’ at Bradford, Yorkshire.
  • St. Clement Dane Church
    - To carve in slate a number of squadron badges during the restoration of this church dedicated to the Royal Air Force. Also, to re-design and carve an 18th century memorial that had been destroyed by fire-bombs during WWII. Aldwych, London.
  • St. Mary-le-Bow church
    - To carve seven portrait masks on keystones above the nave arcades, part of the restoration following WWII. Cheapside, London.
  • St. Andrew’s Church
    - To design & carve a dedication inscription for this new church in Bracknell, Berkshire.
  • St. Nicholas’ Church
    - To design & carve a stone figure of the patron saint of sailors above the entrance to the church, and to carve the piscina in the sanctuary. Saltdean, Sussex.
  • All Saints’ Church
    - To carve a replacement of the royal coat-of-arms of King Charles II above the portico of this Sir Christopher Wren provincial church in Northampton.

Completed in the United Kingdom and the United States:

  • Seventh-day Adventist Church
    – To design & fabricate a large high-relief sculpture for the street-front elevation of the new headquarters for the Trans-European Division, St. Albans, Hertfordshire.

    - To design & fabricate a large high-relief sculpture for the sanctuary of the Bay Knoll Church, Rochester, New York.
    - To design & fabricate a high-relief sculpture for the baptistry, and to carve a wood relief for the entrance porch of the North Hills Church, Claremont, California.


Hospitals

Completed in the United States:

  • Little Company of Mary Hospital
    - To design & fabricate a large relief reredos-panel for the new chapel at the hospital in Torrance, California.
  • Paradise Valley Hospital
    - To design, model & cast in bronze a larger-
    than-life size group of four figures, titled "Christ, Our Healer." Placed in the forecourt of the hospital in National City, California.
  • Hemet Valley Hospital
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    To design & fabricate a figure titled "The Good Shepherd," and install with additional lettering in the Prayer Chapel, and also at the entrance to design & carve a wall-mounted Cross & pierced lettering in mahogany. Hemet, California.


Portraits

Completed in the United States:

  • Charles Mattes
    - Director of MASTIC Corporation, South Bend, Indiana.
  • Opal Young
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    Author & Editor, Niles, Michigan.
  • Alan Huish
    - Industrialist, Salt Lake City, Utah & Palm Desert, California.
  • Enos C. Reid
    - Attorney-at-Law, Riverside, California.
  • Dr. Chan Shun
    - Founder of the IZOD Clothing Company, & Philanthropist, Hongkong and Burlingame, California.


Other Commissioned Works

Several commemorative and achievement medals, and decorative or signage pieces for hotels & businesses, as well as a number of incised foundation stones for civic, ecclesiastic, or industrial buildings.

 

 


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