(1897 - 1959)
Clarence Millet was active/lived in Louisiana. Clarence Millet is known for regional scene-plantations, genre and marine painting, etching.
From New Orleans, Clarence Millet was a prolific painter in a
simplistic realist style whose work, some of it nostalgic, in the early
20th-century documents much of the lifestyle of Louisiana people in his
area. Of his painting, he said: "I paint the things I know,
see, and feel - I try to impart to the beholder an experience I have
seen and felt."
As a young man, he worked in a store in New Orleans, where his art
talent became apparent to persons who encouraged him to get
professional training. He became a student at Tulane University
in New Orleans and then at the Art Students League in New York City,
where George Bridgman was his primary instructor. In the East, he
earned special attention for his painting skills including membership
in the National Academy of Design and exhibition of his work at the
Pennsylvania Academy, the New York World's Fair of 1939 and the Art
Institute of Chicago.
Returning to New Orleans, he opened a studio in the French Quarter and
became active in local arts organizations including the New Orleans Art
Association, New Orleans Art League and the Mississippi Art
Association. He was also active with the Federal Arts Project of
the WPA during the Depression.
Peter Hastings Falk, Editor, Who Was Who in American Art