Aimé Millet

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Millet c. 1856–58
Apollo, Poetry, and Music, group atop the Paris Opéra

Aimé Millet (September 28, 1819 – January 14, 1891) was a noted French sculptor, who was born and died in Paris.

Millet was the son of miniaturist Frederick Millet (1796–1859) and uncle to Chicago architectural decorator Julian Louis Millet (1856–1923). He studied and made first in 1836 at the École des Beaux Arts with David d'Angers and Viollet-le-Duc, who was later to design the base of Millet's statue of Vercingetorix in Alesia.

In 1840 Millet began to produce his early works, in 1859 received the Légion d'honneur, and in February 1870 was appointed professor at the École des Arts décoratifs. He was a friend of sculptor Pierre Louis Rouillard and his students included Louis Majorelle, Berthe Morisot, John Walz, and François Pompon.

Millet died in Paris on January 14, 1891, and is buried in Montmartre Cemetery.

Selected works[edit]

References[edit]

  • Mackay, James, The Dictionary of Sculptors in Bronze, Antique Collectors Club, Woodbridge, Suffolk 1977.
  • Insecula entry