Theodore Augustus Mills
(1839 - 1916)
Theodore Augustus Mills was active/lived in District Of Columbia, Pennsylvania, South Carolina. Theodore Mills is known for Indian sculpture, life mask.
Biography Theodore Augustus Mills
A son of sculptor Clark Mills, Theodore Mills became a sculptor noted for Indian group figures and for a life mask he made of Abraham Lincoln. He studied in Europe for five years and then returned to Washington DC to work in his father's foundry and studio on Bladensburg Road. He later worked for The Smithsonian Institution and for the Carnegie Institute in Pittsburgh.
Among his portrait bust subjects was John C. Calhoun, carved in marble and completed in 1896. It was commissioned by the United States Senate for its official vice-presidential portrait of Calhoun. For his model, Theodore Mills used a life mask of Calhoun, which had been made by Clark Mills. The Senate website has the following description:
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