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World War II Navy Art by Millman

World War II Navy Art by Millman

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Edward Millman (1907-1964)

Lieutenant, USNR

A native of Chicago, Millman attended the Art Institute of Chicago and later became chief illustrator for the Chicago Evening American. His interest in the frescoes of Diego Rivera led him to further his art education in Mexico. Commissioned by the Navy in 1943, Lieutenant Millman saw duty as a combat artist in the South Pacific Theater. He was awarded a post-service Guggenheim Fellowship for his paintings, which have been exhibited in leading American museums and art galleries.

Millman taught extensively in the United States at the University of Indiana, Cornell University, the Albright Art School of the University of Buffalo among others, and was artist-in-residence for one year at the Art Institute of Chicago. At the time of his death in 1964, Mr. Millman was Professor of Art at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a renowned abstract artist.