William A. Millett
William Millett was born in Brockton, MA, September 16, 1922. Millett graduated from Brockton High School, Brockton, MA and attended both the Scott Carbee School of Art and the Vesper George Art School in Boston, MA. He studied under Aldro Hibbard in Rockport, MA and with painter Bernard M. Keyes. Millett also studied painting in Paris and Venice for several years and, while studying in Paris at the Academie Frochot, lived in the studio of Toulouse Lautrec.
His art career was interrupted during the 2nd World War when he enlisted in the U.S. Navy on May 1, 1944. Millett served as a radioman on the U.S.S. Wasatch, an amphibious AGC-9. He earned two Bronze Stars, and was honorably discharged on February 21, 1946.
Millett exhibited at the Ross Gallery, 72 Huntington Ave, Boston and the Parker Gallery. He was an elected member of The Guild of Boston Artists and painted at the historic Fenway Studios. In the 1960’s, Millett moved back to his family home in Westford, MA. The artist continued to be a prolific painter but no longer showed or sold his work. People would occasionally commission him and sit for portraits, but after their completion, Millett would decline to sell them the pieces, choosing rather to keep them in his personal collection.
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