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Jonah and the Whale

Jonah and the Whale

Carl Milles, 1918

The Costa Mesa Theater and Arts District is blessed with two bronzes by Sweden’s most celebrated sculptor, Carl Milles. Both are located in ponds that merge the force of water with buoyant figures and animals.

Jonah and the Whale re-enacts the popular Biblical story.

Born in 1875 in Stockholm, Milles studied in Paris and worked with sculptor Auguste Rodin who deeply influenced his work. In his homeland, he is to Swedish sculpture what Frank Lloyd Wright is to American architecture. Seven works by Carl Milles are exhibited at the Missouri Botanical Garden.

Located outside of the Center Club in the lower level of Center Tower on Town Center Drive.

Location: Costa Mesa

Medium type: Bronze

Date created: 1918

Dimensions: 10' X 6'


650 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, CA, 92626

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