Come Explore the Art of Edgar Miller, a Chicago Original

November 02, 2014

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Chicago has provided to be a productive place for young artists since its early days and the late Edgar Miller was one of their number. Miller came to study at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago during World War I and he subsequently worked on hundreds of projects over the next five decades throughout the city and beyond.

His work was recently celebrated in an exquisite volume titled “Edgar Miller and the Handmade Home: Chicago’s Forgotten Renaissance Man.” The book highlights some of his work created for public housing projects, the Medinah Athletic Club, private homes, the Carl Street Studios in Old Town, and hundreds of murals, restaurant interiors, handmade postcards, and much more.

You can still see his work around Chicago and this short tour takes you to three places where you can see evidence of his tremendous talent and creative ingenuity.
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