Carl Milles

1875–1955

Carl Milles, ‘Europa and the Bull’ 1923–4
Europa and the Bull 1923–4
© Millesgården, Sweden
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Carl Milles (Swedish pronunciation: [ˈkɑːɭ ²mɪlːɛs] ( listen); 23 June 1875 – 19 September 1955) was a Swedish sculptor. He was married to artist Olga Milles and brother to Ruth Milles and half brother to the architect Evert Milles. Carl Milles sculpted the Gustaf Vasa statue at the Stockholm Nordic Museum, the Poseidon statue in Gothenburg, the Orpheus group outside the Stockholm Concert Hall, and the Fountain of Faith in Falls Church, Virginia. His home near Stockholm, Millesgården, became his resting place and is now a museum.

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