A Lost Chapter Read Anew: The Visionary Art & Design of Edgar Miller

Public Programs

  • Edgar Miller Legacy

October 4, October 25, and November 29, 2018

Cover design for "The Artists Ball" program booklet, 1932. Photo by Alexander Vertikoff.

Edgar Miller (1899–1993) was a modern Renaissance man. Embracing old-world skills in an increasingly technological age, he honed his skills as a painter, mastered wood carving and sculpting, became one of the nation's foremost stained glass designers by his mid-twenties, and pioneered techniques of graphic art in modern advertising.

For this program series, selected researchers explore Miller's contributions and legacy—as an artist, architect, craftsman, and designer—in Chicago and beyond. Participants present their works-in-progress as a three-part lecture series in fall 2018 at the DePaul Art Museum.

A short publication will be published in summer 2019.