Aimé Millet (1819-1891) was a French sculptor and son of Miniaturiste Frédéric Millet. He began his career in the workshops of Viollet-le-Duc and studied at l’École des Arts Décoratifs before being accepted to the acclaimed École de Beaux-Arts in 1836. He received numerous orders from Le Louvre, notably, “Louvois”, “La Vigilence”, “Mercure”, and “Amazone”. He worked for numerous churches and created the monumentally scaled statue pf Apollo installed on the roof of the Paris Opera house. Much of his work can still be seen in parks throughout Paris. He received multiple very highly recognized awards throughout his career.