Arthur Henry Thomas Millier Biography

Arthur Henry Thomas Millier




Arthur Henry Thomas Millier was a noted art critic, writer, lecturer, etcher and watercolorist. His early education was in England where he was born in Somerset on October 19,1893. After immigrating to the United States, his family settled in Southern California where he attended Los Angeles High School and followed with studies at the Los Angeles Art Students’ League. Millier served in World War I with the First Canadian Pioneers and after the war he settled for a time in San Francisco where he studied at the California School of Fine Arts. In 1922, he returned to Los Angeles where he held teaching positions at Chouinard, Otis Art Institute, University of Southern California, and the Pasadena Art Institute. He joined the staff of the Los Angeles Times in 1926 where he served as art critic until the late 1950s. Millier was a member of the Chicago Society of Etchers, the California Society of Etchers, the California Printmakers and the California Arts Council. Millier’s work is represented in the collections of the Library of Congress, Art Institute of Chicago, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles Public Library and the Dallas Museum. Millier died in Hackensack, New Jersey on March 30, 1975.