Our Next Program - Thursday, May 10, 2018 at 10:00AM
Peoria Riverfront Museum
EDGAR MILLER: Chicago's Forgotten Renaissance Man
Zac Belcher, Director, Edgar Miller Legacy Project
Millerwas a highly talented and driven artist, but what made his work stand out most of all was his ability to translate his ideas into nearly any and all mediums he put his hands upon: painting, sculpture, printmaking, woodcarving, iron working, stained glass and more. Miller always found work, and stuck to a work ethic of never refusing any idea he found interesting, even if it didn't pay much, or at all. From the time he was a boy growing up in Idaho until his death after a long, fruitful life, Edgar worked tirelessly at his craft, finding ways nearly every day to create something unique and beautiful.
Born at the very end of 1899, Miller produced art marked by spontaneity, originality, resourcefulness and workmanship. His skill and talent were recognized in his time, but he is now largely overlooked because his work does not fit into a single artistic tradition or style.
Edgar Miller Legacy is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt non-profit organization dedicated to advancing the appreciation of the life and work of the late American artist Edgar Miller, supporting the preservation of Miller’s art, design, and architecture, and encouraging the spirit of ingenuity in others through public programming, educational opportunities, published research, and collaborative activities.