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Monticello, Illinois

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Fountain of the Tritons

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+++ CARL MILLES (born Carl Wilhelm Andersson) was born on June 23, 1875 near Uppsala, Sweden. His artistic talent was not immediately recognizeD and he apprenticed to a cabinet maker. Only later was he awarded a scholarship to the Technical School at Stockholm.   In 1897 he traveled to Paris and studied at the Sorbonne.  He entered the studio of August Rodin in 1899. While in Paris, he met Olga Granner, an Austrian portrait artist.  The two travelled on to Munich in 1904.  They married in 1905 and settled near Stockholm where he built his beloved Millesgarden between 1906 and 1908 .Carl Milles was named Cranbrook Academy's first  Sculptor in Residence in 1931, which began a period of prolific works in the United States. He taught at Cranbrook until 1951. He died on September 15, 1955.
Representative Work
CARL MILLES

Triton Fountain. 1926. Art Institute of Chicago
Mermaids and Tritons. 1930 Bloomfield Hills, Mi
Opheus Fountain. 1936.  Blooomfield Hills, Mi
Vision of Peace. 1936. St. Paul, Minnesota
Meeting of the Waters. 1936-1940. St. Louis, Mo
On a Sunday Morning. 1941. Ann Arbor, Mi
Sun Singer. 1929. Monticello, Il
Spirit of Transportation. 1952. Detroit, Mi
Volker Memorial Fountain.l 1955. Kansas City, Mo