James C. McMillan is active/lives in North Carolina. James McMillan is known for painting, graphic art, teaching.
Biography James McMillan
Born in Sanford, North Carolina, James C. McMillan was encouraged by his
college-educated parents to pursue his interest in art. Talented and
driven from a young age, McMillan graduated valedictorian from his high
school class at the age of 15, and won a scholarship to Howard
University in 1941. There McMillan studied under Alain Locke, Loïs
Mailou Jones and James Lesesne Wells. Jones became his mentor, arranging
for an illustration assistant position with the painter Ralston
Crawford, and recommending him for Skowhegan.
After Naval service during
World War II, McMillan graduated in 1947 and earned a summer fellowship
at the inaugural year of the Skowhegan School of Art in Maine, becoming
its first African-Americ
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