West Virginia Veteran's Memorial

wv veterans memorial logo

sailor statue detail

Sailor, World War 2

Courtesy of Wonderful West Virginia Magazine, May 2000.  Arnout Hyde, Jr., Editor.  A Publication of the State of West Virginia.

     Sculptor Joe Mullins, pictured at his studio (The Arterie) in Charleston, WV, was selected in 1987 to design the West Virginia Veterans Memorial on the Capitol grounds.  He undertook painstaking research to sculpt the bronze statues of servicemen from all four major 20th Century wars.  Each branch of the armed forces is represented.

     Joe received his MA in Fine Arts from Ohio University and teaches sculpture at WV State College.  He was Exec. Dir. of Mountain Artisans prior to pursuing his current work.

   The partially-assembled marquee (model) for the Vietnam Marine is pictured. 

  A Vietnam veteran himself, Joe was recently commissioned to design a bronze statue honoring the state's women veterans.

joe mullens in his studio

Joe Mullins in his studio

the veterans memorial is located on the grounds of the
 west virginia state capitol, charleston, wv
use exit #99 on i-64/i-77 



wonderful wv magazine

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aviator statue detail

Aviator, Korean War

marine statue detail

Marine, Vietnam War

ww1 infantryman

Soldier, World War 1

Joe Mullins was guest demonstrator for the Appalachian Blacksmiths Assn. 1996 Spring Conference held at Cedar Lakes Park.  His program, "IS IT ART, YET?", concluded with a tour of his studio.

P. Joseph Mullins can be contacted at The Arterie, 1540 Hansford Street, Charleston, WV  25311 or by calling 304.343.7241

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Photographs by Stephen J. Shaluta, Jr.  Magazine Article by Sheila McEntee.  Photographs of sculptures with permission from P. Joseph Mullins