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Milles, Carl, 1875-1955



  • Existence: 1875 - 1955

Found in 39 Collections and/or Records:

Nancy Leitch Papers

Identifier: 2007-04
Abstract In 1943, Leitch attended Cranbrook to study sculpture with Carl Milles, and was also a student of Maija Grotell, Howard Dearstyne, and Ernest Scheyer. She counted Jon Johnson, Margueritte Kimball, Signe Midelfars, Ruth Robinson, George Koren, Frances Ericsson, and Bob Lohman among her friends during this time. After finishing her first year in the program she was asked to return as Maija Grotell’s studio assistant, a position that she treasured and reflected upon often in her later years....
Dates: 1915 - 1994; Majority of material found within 1930 - 1994

Marianne Strengell Papers

Identifier: 1991-07
Abstract Marianne Strengell, daughter of Finnish architect Gustaf Strengell and interior designer Anna Wegelius. Prior to becoming an instructor at Cranbrook in 1937 on Eliel Saarinen's invitation, Strengell held several positions in Scandinavia, designing rugs, textiles and interiors. In 1942, when Loja Saarinen retired, Strengell replaced her as head of the Department of Weaving and Textile Design. She developed a curriculum that emphasized weave structure, versus the more pictorial imagery used by...
Dates: 1620 - 1998; Majority of material found within 1928 - 1995

Milles, Carl and Olga, 1930-1944

 File — Box: 19, Folder: 24
Collection Scope From the Collection: SERIES I: Biographical (1864-1969) contains materials related to the life of George Gough Booth and includes personal legal documents, typescripts of talks by Booth and several typescripts of Cyril Players' George Gough Booth of Cranbrook. SERIES II: Newspaper (1887-1959) contains documents relating to George G. Booth's tenure at The Detroit News, and his role, as chairman and later president of the Booth Publishing Co. SERIES III: General Correspondence (1813-1957)...
Dates: 1930-1944

Carl Milles Papers

Identifier: 1989-13
Abstract Carl Emil Wilhelm Anderson was a prolific Swedish sculptor who worked as head of the Department of Sculpture at the Cranbrook Academy of Art from 1931-1951. He began his career in woodwork while trying to establish professional recognition as a sculptor. In 1905 Milles married painter Olga Granner and in 1908, he began to build a home at Hersud, Lidingo, near Stockholm. By 1920, he had become Professor of Modeling at the Royal Academy of Art, Stockholm, and subsequently become the...
Dates: 1917 - 2000; Majority of material found within 1929 - 1945

Wallace MacMahon Mitchell Papers

Identifier: 1990-21
Abstract Wallace McMahon Mitchell was born on October 9, 1911 in Detroit, Michigan to Arthur Z. and Edith McMahon Mitchell. He was a respected painter, textile designer, geometric abstractionist, and a Cranbrook Academy of Art (CAA) graduate student (’35). He later served at the Academy as a painting, and arts and crafts instructor; registrar; director; and then president until his death in 1977. The collection contains the papers of Mitchell and his family during his years at Cranbrook. Included are...
Dates: 1934 - 1980

Walter P. Nickell Papers

Identifier: 1998-28
Abstract Walter Prine Nickell was invited to join Cranbrook Institute of Science as an Assistant in Education in 1935 by four trustees who had seen one of his exhibits and heard him lecture. He later became an Associate Naturalist. He published 75 papers on birds, and traveled extensively, taking motion and still photography for field studies on birds, caves, rocks, minerals, and fossils in 47 states, 5 Canadian Provinces, Mexico and British Honduras. He was granted the honorary degree, Doctor of...
Dates: 1938 - 1988

Photos, Swanson family, undated

 File — Container: Box 10, Folder: 11
Collection Scope From the Collection: This collection includes project files for architectural and design projects of J. Robert F. Swanson and Pipsan Saarinen Swanson. It also includes business, personal, and professional correspondence. It contains photographic materials related to projects and personal life, and has oversize materials which include photographs, project materials, and a scrapbook. Selected envelopes have been retained for the information they provide. SERIES I: Projects (Boxes 1-6) represents the...
Dates: undated

Bernard “Tony” Rosenthal Papers

Identifier: 2000-07
Abstract In 1939, Tony Rosenthal attended the Cranbrook Academy of Art to study sculpture with Carl Milles. There he met and became friends with Charles Eames, Florence Schust Knoll, Eero Saarinen, and others. After WWII, Rosenthal worked on commissions for several architectural firms and taught sculpture at UCLA. In 1960, he moved to New York City where he exhibited in galleries and received commissions to create outdoor sculptures in New York City, Honolulu, Ann Arbor, and other cities. In 1980,...
Dates: 1939 - 2000

Edwin C. “Ted” Rust Collection of Carl Milles Correspondence

Identifier: 2014-09

In the summer of 1935 Ted Rust attended the Cranbrook Academy of Art as a sculpture student, studying under Carl Milles. This collection of eight letters complements the collection of Milles’ correspondence. Milles, a prolific letter writer, often corresponded with students and remained friends with them for years after they left Cranbrook. These eight letters are typical and reflect Milles’ views on life, art, philosophy, and world politics.

Dates: 1935 - 1940

Saarinen, Eliel, 1931 - 1932

 File — Container: Box 4, Folder: 19
Collection Scope From the Collection: The collection consists chiefly of correspondence, photographs, early writings of Strengell and published works of her father, Gustaf Strengell, textile samples and her work in the Philippines. SERIES I: Personal (1620-1998) contains materials relating to Strengell’s family, specifically several works by her father, Gustaf Strengell, in Finnish. In addition there are notebooks of her early drawings and writings, and an illustrated story written by daughter Sandra Dusenbury at age...
Dates: 1931 - 1932

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Collection 26
Archival Object 13
Sculpture 10
Art -- Study and teaching 7
Education 6
Scrapbooks 6
Architecture 5
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Exhibitions 5
Photographs 5
Arts and crafts movement 4
Bloomfield Hills (Mich.) 4
Mural painting and decoration -- 20th century 4
Science museums 4
Weaving 4
Architecture, Domestic 3
Arts 3
Metalwork 3
Oral history 3
Tower Cottage (Cranbrook : Bloomfield Hills, Mich.) 3
Bookbinding 2
Ceramics 2
Church architecture 2
Cornerstone laying 2
Cranbrook Homestead (Bloomfield Hills, Mich.) 2
Devices (Heraldry) 2
France -- Description and travel 2
Glass painting and staining 2
Libraries 2
Minerals 2
Painting 2
Prohibition 2
Religion 2
Textile fabrics 2
Textiles 2
Anniversary (50th) 1
Armor 1
Art 1
Art auctions 1
Art students 1
Artists' studios 1
Automobile industry and trade 1
Automobiles 1
Ballets 1
Birds 1
Birthday parties 1
Carillons 1
Charles Scribners Sons Building (New York, N.Y.) 1
Class reunions 1
Composition (Music) 1
Concerts 1
Cranbrook (Kent, England) 1
Design 1
Detroit News 1
Dinners and dining 1
Enrolment 1
Fairhope (Ala.) 1
Finance 1
Flags 1
Florida -- Description and travel 1
Fountains 1
Fountains of faith (Belgian Academy) 1
Furniture design 1
Gardening -- Societies, etc. 1
Gardens 1
George G. Booth birthday centennial 1
Greenhouses 1
Hemflit 1
Hospitals 1
Industrial design 1
Italy -- Description and travel 1
Jonah and the Whale 1
Kirkkonummi (Finland) 1
Library (Cranbrook House : Bloomfield Hills, Mich.) 1
Mexico 1
Milles at Cranbrook 1
Museum visitors 1
Museums 1
Music 1
New York (State) -- Description and travel 1
Newspapers -- Ownership 1
Nursery schools 1
Nursing 1
Parent meeting [1922] 1
Parties 1
Performing arts 1
Philosophy 1
Publications 1
Rams heads 1
Rug and carpet industry 1
Rugs 1
Saarinen House (Bloomfield Hills, Mich.) 1
School enrollment 1
Science 1
Shields 1
Signs and signboards 1
Silverwork 1
Sketchbooks & albums 1
Snowy owl crest 1
Students 1
Theater 1
Trans World Airlines Terminal (New York, N.Y.) 1
Wild flowers 1
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