Millet, Francis Davis, 1846-1912

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1846-11-03
Death 1912-04-15
Americans

Biographical notes:

Painter, author, war correspondent, and illustrator.

From the description of Letter : Washington, D.C., to [Edward E.] Ayer, 1910 Dec. 3. (Newberry Library). WorldCat record id: 38860956

Artist.

From the description of Letter of Francis Davis Millet, 1912. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79454555

The American painter, draftsman, lithographer, muralist and writer Francis Davis Millet was born in Mattapoisett, Mass. He served in the Union army in 1864, and traveled the world as a correspondent for many American newspapers, and on various government cultural assignments. In 1884 he purchased a house in Broadway, a British town frequented by artists, where he helped establish an art studio. He died in the Titanic disaster.

From the description of Letters to Buffalo and Ticknor not before 1884. (Getty Research Institute). WorldCat record id: 84293056

Painter, muralist; Washington, D.C. and New York, N.Y. George Ticknor was a history professor and writer at Harvard University.

Millet established an artists' colony with close friends John Singer Sargent, Henry James, and Edwin Abbey in the village of Broadway, Worcestershire. He played a major role in the founding of the American Federation of the Arts, was extensively involved in the World Columbian Exposition, worked on the Fine Arts Commission in Washington, D.C., during the terms of presidents Theodore Roosevelt and William Howard Taft. Millet went down with the Titanic, April 15, 1912.

From the description of Francis Davis Millet letters to Miss Ward and Ticknor, [undated]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122595016

Francis Davis Millet (1846-1912) was a painter and muralist from Washington, D.C., New York, N.Y., and England.

Millet established an artists' colony with close friends John Singer Sargent, Henry James, and Edwin Abbey in the village of Broadway, Worcestershire. He played a major role in the founding of the American Federation of the Arts, was extensively involved in the World Columbian Exposition, worked on the Fine Arts Commission in Washington, D.C., during the terms of presidents Theodore Roosevelt and William Howard Taft. Millet went down with the Titanic, April 15, 1912.

From the description of Francis Davis Millet and Millet family papers, 1858-1984, bulk 1858-1955. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 669910210

Painter, muralist; Washington, D.C., New York, N.Y. and England.

Millet established an artists' colony with close friends John Singer Sargent, Henry James, and Edwin Abbey in the village of Broadway, Worcestershire. He played a major role in the founding of the American Federation of the Arts, was extensively involved in the World Columbian Exposition, worked on the Fine Arts Commission in Washington, D.C., during the terms of presidents Theodore Roosevelt and William Howard Taft. Millet went down with the Titanic, April 15, 1912.

From the description of Francis Davis Millet and Millet family papers, 1858-1984, bulk 1858-1955. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 83826199

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Subjects:

  • Art--Study and teaching
  • Manuscripts, American
  • Mural painting and decoration
  • Russo--Turkish War, 1877-1878
  • Painters
  • Painting, American
  • Artist's studios
  • Artists--Correspondence

Occupations:

  • Artists

Places:

  • New York (State)--New York (as recorded)
  • Washington (D.C.) (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Washington (D.C.) (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)