Discipline: Visual Art – mixed media

Miller Horns

Discipline: Visual Art – mixed media
Region: Akron, OH
MacDowell Fellowships: 2000
Miller Horns (1948-2012) was a visual artist and graduated from Cleveland Institute of Art with a B.F.A. in 1986. Horns was born in Alabama, but moved with his family to Akron, Ohio in 1953 where he lived for the rest of his life. He spent one tour of duty with the United States Navy, a year in Rome, Italy when he was awarded a fellowship to the American Academy in Rome. He was a Fellow of MacDowell as well as Yaddo Corporation. While he completed many public commissions, including the Matthews Hotel Monument, and a play and dance produced by Weathervane Theatre, Miller is mainly known for his innovative use of electrostatic and thermal color transfers of drawn and photographed images onto a variety of surfaces. His subject matter was mainly personal, drawn from documentation of his everyday life experiences. His many art projects revolved around a series of works that are related in style and theme, such as emotion (e.g., grief) or historical events (e.g., contributions of African-Americans to the development of Akron and Northeast Ohio).


New Hampshire

Miller Horns worked in the New Hampshire studio.

New Hampshire Studio, originally named Peterborough Studio, was given to MacDowell by Mr. and Mrs. William Schofield, Mrs. H. A. Chamberlain, Mrs. Andrew Draper, and Miss Ruth Cheney. The studio was renamed in 1943. The Gilbert Verney Foundation established an endowed maintenance fund in 1990, and a bequest in memory of MacDowell Fellow Victor Candell underwrote the…

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