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The Incredible Charles Miller

June 13, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Incredible Charles Miller: The story of an unknown New Hampshire man who secretly left a stunning visual diary of his deployment in the Pacific Theater during WWII

Peggy Hennelly-Maniates

For the first time in 7 years the Wright Museum of WWII’s traveling exhibit Private Charles J. Miller: WWII Paintings from the South Pacific will be on display at the museum this summer.

Private Charlie Miller, a humble New Hampshire man, left school at the age of 12 to financially assist his family. He never had the opportunity to take a formal art class and relied upon books borrowed from his local public library to create over 700 paintings of his time in the Pacific Theater during WWII. He drew on whatever he had available from large sheets of paper to the inside of cigarette cartons and colored them using children’s watercolor sets. With these simple materials Miller created powerful works of art, full of wonderful color and skilled draftsmanship, with dramatic action and keen observation.

The lecture will be followed by a Q&A session, where attendees will have the opportunity to ask the speaker and the Miller family questions about the artist and his legacy.

This lecture will be held in the museum’s Art Gallery and will be limited to a capacity of 50 attendees. A reception offering light refreshments will be held in the gallery prior to the lecture, from 6:00-7:00pm.

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June 13, 2023
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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77 Center Street
Wolfeboro, NH 03894 United States
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