John Skelton, FRBS (1923-1999) was a well-known sculptor, letter-cutter and watercolourist. He was born in Glasgow and at the age of seventeen was apprenticed to his uncle Eric Gill at Pigotts in Buckinghamshire. After Gill’s death Skelton worked with Gill’s assistant, Joseph Cribb, in Ditchling in Sussex. Following war service Skelton continued his studies at Coventry School of Art. He exhibited at the Royal Academy from 1952, at the Alwin Gallery, in Chichester, and at many other galleries in the UK and abroad. His work is represented in a number of cathedrals. John Skelton was elected a member of the Royal Society of British Sculptors in 1963. He lived for many years near Hassocks in Sussex.