Mildred Miller Remembered

An Intimate Portrait of an American Artist

by Virginia Brown


Formats

Softcover
£16.95
Hardcover
£24.95
Softcover
£16.95

Book Details

Language :
Publication Date : 4/24/2006

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 184
ISBN : 9781599268910
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 184
ISBN : 9781599268927

About the Book

In this new book Virginia Brown gives us a fascinating look into the life and art of Mildred Miller (1892-1964), a deeply dedicated painter who struggled quietly within the societal restraints of a male-dominated profession. Working primarily in oil and opaque water color, she produced a legacy of hundreds of nostalgic landscapes and urban scenes, colorful still lifes and commissioned portraits now found in art collections countrywide. The author knew her well and includes excerpts from the artist¹s copious journals, revealing the thoughtful individual behind her singular outpouring of art.


About the Author

Virginia Brown was born in Seattle, raised in New Jersey, and educated at Swarthmore College, where she majored in mathematics and met Ken Brown, her husband now for 57 years. Following graduation she worked a variety of jobs, including service representative for the Illinois Telephone Company, supervisor of an Air Force statistical project , and laboratory assistant at Fels Research Institute in Ohio. Since 1958 Virginia has lived in San Francisco. Just around the corner from UCSF, where Ken conducted neurophysiological research, she has pursued exciting and rewarding projects from her home office while raising two sons who have become physicians.