Carl Milles: Air, Water and Sky

Currently in production, CARL MILLES: AIR, WATER AND SKY will profile Swedish-American sculptor Carl Milles (1875 – 1955), who lived and worked in both the United States and Sweden. Important public sculptures by Milles include the Poseidon statue in Gothenburg, the Orpheus group outside the Stockholm Concert Hall, and The Wedding of the Waters in St Louis, Missouri.

Milles was born in Sweden and studied sculpture at the Technical School in Stockholm. In 1929, after receiving acclaim in Sweden and exhibiting at the Tate Gallery in London, Milles accepted a commission in Chicago that brought about his first visit to the USA. In 1931 he became Professor of Sculpture at Cranbrook Academy of Art in Detroit, Michigan where he remained for many years.

Over his long and productive career, Milles received numerous commissions and exhibited extensively in the US and abroad. In 1945 he became a US citizen and in 1947 was elected a lifetime member of the National Institute of Arts and Letters. In 1951 Milles returned to Sweden where he died in 1955. Today Millesgården – Carl Milles’ private residence and workshop in Lidingo, Sweden – is open to the public.

Producer/Director Joshua V. Hassel, once again working with his Swedish film crew Maria Ramström and Malin Korkeasalo, will shoot the documentary in Sweden and the USA in the summer of 2017.

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