Martin Milmore Sculpture Artist

Martin Milmore (1844–1883) was a noted American sculptor. Milmore immigrated to Boston from Sligo, Ireland at age seven, graduated from Boston Latin School in 1860, took art lessons at the Lowell Institute, and learned to carve in wood and stone from his older brother Joseph (1841–1886). He entered the studio of Thomas Ball of Charlestown in his early teens and stayed until the mid-1860s. His first sculptures seem to have been cabinet-size busts of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (New Hampshire Historical Society, Concord) and Charles Sumner, both modeled from life around 1863. In the 1860s he worked from the Studio Building. By his 20th birthday Milmore received a commission for three giant figures ("Ceres", "Flora" and "Pomona") for the front of the Horticultural Hall in Boston; the restored versions are now on display at the Elm Bank Horticulture Center. He subsequently designed the Roxbury Soldiers' Monument at Forest Hills Cemetery in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts (1867), the American Sphinx in Mount Auburn Cemetery (1872), the Soldiers and Sailors Monument for the Boston Common (1877), and a bust of Senator Charles Sumner, now displayed in the United States Senate.

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1883 at age of 39


1. Boston Latin School Magnet school

The Boston Latin School is a public exam school founded on April 23, 1635, in Boston, Massachusetts. It is both the first public school and oldest existing school in the United States. The Public Latin School was a bastion for educating the sons of the Boston elite, resulting in the school claiming many prominent Bostonians as alumni. Its curriculum follows that of the 18th century Latin-school movement, which holds the classics to be the basis of an educated mind. Four years of Latin are mandatory for all pupils who enter the school in 7th grade, three years for those who enter in 9th. In 2007 the school was named one of the top twenty high schools in the United States by U.S. News & World Report. As of 2012, the school is listed under the gold medal list, ranking 38 out of the top 100 high schools in the United States (21,000 public high school from 48 states and the District of Columbia were analyzed) by U.S. News & World Report. The school was named a 2011 Blue Ribbon School of Excellence, the US Department of Education's highest award.

Type Public school
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April 23rd, 1635
78 Avenue Louis Pasteur, 02115 - Boston, Massachusetts
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b. 1819., Sculpture Artist
b. 1839., Writer
b. 1847., Architect
b. 1846., Astronomer
b. 1847., Geologist
b. 1842., Politician
b. 1837., Politician
b. 1748., Artist

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1. Soldiers and Sailors Monument

Opened September 17th, 1877
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