This exhibit showcases Addison Thomas Millar, an internationally known artist whose work can be viewed at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C., the National Bibliotheque in Paris, the Boston Museum of Fine Art and the New York Public Library. Millar began his career in Trumbull County (Ohio), primarily painting portraits, although his relocation to Cleveland in his late 20s inspired him to adopt other subjects and styles. By 1890, Millar caught the attention of Will Dana, founder of the Dana School of Music at Youngstown State University. Dana helped sponsor Millar's schooling and work, allowing Millar to gain acceptance at the Shinnecock School in New York City. While Millar passed away in 1913, his work gained national and international acclaim. "The Waterfall," an original painting by Millar, currently hangs in the Vice-President's home, occupied by the Pence family. Click through to view Millar's original work.
"Charles Shaw" (1882). This painting is one of the earliest works by Millar. At the time of this portrait, Millar worked in Cortland, Ohio. He was 22-years old when was the portrait was completed.
"The Waterfall" (1910). Photo Courtesy of the Smithsonian American Art Museum (Washington, D.C.)
Images courtesy of the Trumbull County Historical Society.
Additional images provided by the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, D.C.