Herman Carl Mueller
|Herman Carl Mueller|
|Known for||Faience Tile|
Mueller's tile work can also be found at Columbia High School (New Jersey) in Maplewood, New Jersey, Hepburn Hall at New Jersey City University, New Jersey State House, Trenton and Mercer County War Memorial-Soldiers' and Sailors' Memorial Building.
Herman Carl Mueller was born in 1854 to Elias and Doretta Mueller, in Rodach Germany, near Saxe-Coburg. After attending the Nuremberg School of Industrial Arts, he studied sculpture at the Munich Academy of Fine Arts. In 1878, Muller moved to Cincinnati Ohio where he worked as a sculptor. After a few short business venture, Mueller was commissioned to create nine figures for the Indiana Statehouse. While in the employ of American Encaustic Tiling Company, Mueller met Karl Langenbeck with whom he founded the Mosaic Tile Company.