Millard Sheets (1907 - 1989), born in Pomona, graduated from the Chouinard Art Institute in 1929. He later became prominent in the "California Watercolor School." During World War II, he designed buildings for Army Air Force training schools and was Life magazine's artist in Asia. After the war, Sheets served as director of the Scripps College Art Department, the Claremont Graduate School Art Department and the Otis Art Institute. His murals, sculpture, stained glass and interiors for approximately 45 branches of Home Saving are a monument to the versatility of Sheets' talent. His art work has been widely exhibited and is included in the collections of many museums, including the Museum of Modern Art and the Whitney Museum in New York City, the Art Institute of Chicago and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Among the more than 150 murals he executed are works at the University of Notre Dame and in the dome at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C.
The text has been provided courtesy of Michael Several, Los Angeles, August 1997.
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