Emil Milan (1922 – 1985) was an American woodworker from 1953-84, known for his carved bowls, birds, and other accessories and art in wood. Trained as a sculptor at the Art Students League of New York, he designed and made wooden ware in the New York City metropolitan area, and later in rural Pennsylvania where he lived alone and used his barn as a workshop. Participating in many woodworking, craft, and design exhibits of his day, his works are in the Smithsonian American Art Museum and Renwick Gallery, the Yale Art Gallery, the Center for Art in Wood, the Museum of Art and Design, and many private collections. Once prominent in midcentury modern design, Milan slipped into obscurity after his death. His legacy has been revived by an extensive biographical research project and book that has led to renewed interest in his life, work, and influence.
10.0 x 16.5 x 10.0 cm (3.9 x 6.5 x 3.9 in)
Handcrafted, Mid-Century Modern