Martin Milmore, Sculptor

(b. 1844, d. 1883)


From A Dictionary of Irish Artists 1913

Younger brother of the foregoing. He learnt wood-carving from his brother and was for four years in the studio of T. Ball, sculptor. Setting up for himself he obtained ample employment as a sculptor and produced many fine works. He executed many war memorials, among them being the Soldiers' Monument for Forest Hill Cemetery, Roxley, Massachusetts, one of the most effective pieces of American sculpture; and the Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument on Boston Common, his greatest work. While preparing the designs for this he resided in Rome. He also executed a statue of "General Sylvanus Taylor," for West Point; and, in collaboration with his brother, the great granite "Sphinx" in Mount Auburn Cemetery, Massachusetts. He did busts of "George Ticknor," for the Boston Library, and of "Cardinal McCluskey," and numerous others. He died in Boston on 21st July, 1883.

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