Charles J. Mulligan (September 28, 1866–March 25, 1916) was an American sculptor born in Riverdale, County Tyrone, Ireland. He immigrated to America at the age of 17 and found work as a stone cutter in Pullman, Illinois, near Chicago.

Charles J. Mulligan
Sculptor Charles J. Mulligan from American Stone Trade 1916.jpg
Born(1866-09-28)September 28, 1866
DiedMarch 25, 1916(1916-03-25) (aged 49)
Resting placeMount Greenwood Cemetery, Chicago
Alma materSchool of the Art Institute of Chicago
Known forStone sculpture
MovementCity Beautiful movement

He studied at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago with Lorado Taft, who was also working as an assistant at the time. During the Columbian Exposition in 1893 Taft made Mulligan the foreman of the workshop producing a large amount of sculpture for the exhibition.[1] He later studied at the École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris with Alexandre Falguière.

Mulligan taught at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and was closely identified with the Chicago Beautiful movement.[2]

Mulligan died on March 25, 1916, in Chicago.[3] He died at St. Luke's Hospital accompanied by his wife and three children.[2] At the time of his death, he had just been awarded a commission to build his design of a statue of Mad Anthony Wayne in Fort Wayne, Indiana.[2]

He was buried at Mount Greenwood Cemetery.[2]

Selected worksEdit

Miner and Child, photographed in 1904 at the Louisiana Purchase Exposition


  1. ^ a b c Bullard, F. Lauriston, Lincoln in Marble and Bronze, Rutgers University Press, New Brunswick, New Jersey, 1952 pp118-119
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Charles J. Mulligan Passes Away". American Stone Trade: 14. 1 April 1916. Retrieved 28 April 2018.
  3. ^ Levy, Florence Nightingale (1917). American Art Annual, Volume 13. MacMillan Company. p. 317.
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-07-07. Retrieved 2016-12-29.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)