Carl Milles' Orpheus Fountain, Cranbrook Art Academy, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan deedsphotos
Milles at Cranbrook
Swedish sculptor Carl Milles was brought to Cranbrook by Finnish architect Eliel Saarinen as director of sculpture in 1931 where he remained until 1952. Saarinen designed the Cranbrook buildings and Milles decorated the grounds with his sculpture.
The Orpheus Fountain is, in my opinion, Milles' masterpiece. It is one of the most beautiful sculptures I've seen, rivaling even Rodin's best.
9-6-99Detroit News--Carl Milles, Cranbrook's Favorite Sculptor
- detnews.com | Michigan History
Milles joined the Cranbrook family in 1931 as director of the Sculpture Department and resident sculptor. Born Carl Emil Wilhelm Anderson in 1875, near Upsala, Sweden, Milles took early training in woodworking, cabinetmaking, carving and modeling.
Carl Milles Wikipedia Biography
- Carl Milles - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In 1931, American publisher George Booth brought Milles to Cranbrook, Bloomfield Hills, MI, to be his sculptor in residence. In his 20 yrs. at Cranbrook Milles dotted America's landscape with his beautiful sculptures.