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Photo of Emil Milan, Midcentury Craftsman
Emil Milan, Midcentury Craftsman

Emil Milan (1922 – 1985), a somewhat forgotten, but highly influential 20th Century American studio worker is getting more attention since Penn State Great Valley opened the first public exhibit of his work, Emil Milan: Midcentury Designer Craftsman, earlier this summer. Most recently, Milan and the exhibit were the subject of a public radio show, ArtScene with Ericka Funke. You can hear the show at: www.wvia.org/radio/local/artscene/

Rediscover this mid-century master craftsman, whose "functional sculptures" in wood combined sleek modern designs and organic shapes. From 1961 on, Milan lived and worked in Thompson, Penna., selling works through retail outlets in the Northeast and teaching woodworking classes for Penn State Ag Extension.

This exhibit is free and open to the public Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. through September 26, 2014.

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