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Emil Milan Portrait

Emil Milan

Elizabeth, New Jersey 1922

Thompson, Pennsylvania 1985

Photo Caption:
Leight Johnson

Luce Artist Quote

"My work is based on the beauty of natural form combined with function." Emil Milan

Luce Artist Biography

Emil Milan trained to be a sculptor and always enjoyed working with wood. He considered his objects to be "functional sculpture" and never made anything that could not be used. The size and shape of the wood inspired each individual piece, and Milan's carved production ware included elegant bowls, candlesticks, spoons, and plates.