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Clarence Millet

(Hahnville, Louisiana, 1897 - 1959, New Orleans, Louisiana)

Clarence Millet is a native of Hahville, Louisiana. He came to New Orleans as a youth of seventeen to work as an apprentice in an engraving company. He was a student at Tulane University in New Orleans. He studied with artists who had studied abroad and been influenced by French Impressionism. Millet was captivated by this style as well. In the early 20’s, he studied in New York at the Art Students League where George Bridgman was his primary instructor. He began to earn special attention for his painting skills including his membership in the National Academy of Design and exhibition of is work at the Pennsylvania Academy, The New York Fair of 1939 and the Art Institute of Chicago. He returned to New Orleans to set up his studio in the French Quarter, and joined the New Orleans Art Association and the Southern States Art League exhibiting regularly at the Delgado Museum. He was also active with the Federal Arts Project of the WPA during the Great Depression.

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