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Carl Milles

 (1875 - 1955)
Carl Emil (Vilhelm) Milles was active/lived in Michigan / Sweden.  Carl Milles is known for sculpture-classical figure, commemorative medals.

Biography  
Carl Milles


Born in Uppsala, Sweden, Carl Milles, whose original surname was Anderson, was a sculptor in the classical style of figures and monuments and was a long-time professor of sculpture at the Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.  Many of his works are in that museum.

He first studied sculpture at the Technical School in Stockholm, and then attended the Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Paris and worked in Rodin's sculpture atelier.  Before coming to America in 1929, he was "recognized as Sweden's leading sculptor" and was also a professor of modeling at the Royal Academy of Stockholm.  However, his unique, flamboyant style offended many persons, which led to his emigration. 

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About  Carl Milles

Born:  1875 - Lagga, Sweden
Died:   1955 - Stockholm, Sweden
Known for:  sculpture-classical figure, commemorative medals