Peter Winslow Milton. American, born 1930

Master engraver and etcher. Milton's images are refined, complex and always in black and white. Milton tells visual stories about famous people, places, and events.

Artist Statement




born 1930

1954 B.F.A. Yale University, New Haven, CT
1961 M.F.A Yale University, New Haven, CT

Work In Public Collections
Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts, San Francisco, CA
Albion College, MI
Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY
Allegany Community College, Cumberland, MD
Alverthorpe Gallery, Lessing J. Rosenwald Collection, Jenkintown, PA
Anchorage Fine Arts Museum, AK
Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock
Arnot Art Museum, Elmira, NY
Ashville Museum of Art, NC
Auburn University, AL
Augustana College, Rock Island, IL
Baldwin-Wallace College, Berea, OH
Baltimore Museum of ART, MD
Banco de la Republica, Bogotá, Columbia
Baylor University, Waco, TX
Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris, France
Black Hawk College, Moline, IL
Bloomsburg State College, PA
Boston Public Library, MA
Bradley University, Peoria, IL
British Museum, London, England
Brooklyn Museum, NY
California State College, California
California State University, Chico
Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA
Cheney Crowles Memorial Museum, Spokane, WA
Cincinnati Art Museum, OH
Cleveland Museum of Art, OH
Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
Court of General Sessions, Washington, DC
Cummer Gallery of Art, Jacksonville, FL
Currier Gallery of Art, Manchester, NH
Davidson College, NC
De Cordova and Dana Museum and Park, Lincoln, MA
Detroit Institute of Arts, MI
Diablo Valley College, Pleasant Hill, CA
Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA
Doane College Crete, NE
Drake University, Des Moines, IA
Dulin Gallery of Art, IA
East Carolina University, Greenville, NC
East Central Oklahoma State University, Ada
Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti
Easton Academy of the Arts, Easton MD
Eckerd College, St. Petersburg, FL
Eisenhower College, Seneca Falls, NY
Emporia Kansas State College, KS
Fine Arts Gallery of San Diego, CA
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, M.H. de Young Memorial Museum, CA
Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
Free Library of Philadelphia, PA
George Washington University, Washington, DC
Germantown Friends School, Philadelphia, PA
Giggs Art Gallery, Charleston SC
Harn Museum of Art, Gainesville, FL
High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC
Hobart College, Geneva, NY
Hood College, Frederick, MD
Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH
Hopkins Center Art Galleries. Hanover, NH
Houghton Library, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
Hunterdon County Art Center, Clinton, NJ
Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington, IL
Indiana State University, Terre Haute
International Museum of Photography at George Eastman House, Rochester
Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, NE
Kansas State University, Manhattan
Kent State University, OH
Kutztown State College, PA
La Salle College Art Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, CA
Madison Arts Center, WI
Manchester Institute of Arts and Sciences, NH
Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore
Merrimack College North Andover, MA
Mesa College Grand, CO
Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC
Middlebury College, VT
Milsaps College, Jackson, MS
Minneapolis Institute of Arts, MN
Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC
Montclair Art Museum, NJ
Museo de Arte Moderno, Bogotá, Columbia
Museo de Arte Moderno "La Tertulla", Cali, Columbia
Museum of American Art, Washington DC
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
Museum of Modern Art, NYC
National Gallery of Art, Washington DC
New Britain Museum of American Art, CT
New Jersey State Museum, Trenton
New York Times
Newark Public Library, NJ
Northern Illinois University, DeKalb
Northwood Institute, Dallas, TX
Ohio University, Athens
Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware
Oklahoma Art Center, Oklahoma City
Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, WA
Palomar College, San Marcos, CA
Pasadena City College, CA
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, University Park
Peoria Art Guild, IL
Philadelphia Museum of Art, PA
Phillips Collection, Washington, DC
Phillips University, Enid, OK
Plymouth State College, NH
Portland Art Association, OR
Portland Art Museum, OR
Princeton Gallery of Fine Art, NJ
Radford College, VA
Randolph-Macon Woman's College, Lynchburg, VA
Rhode Island School of Design Museum of Art, Providence, RI
Rutgers University, The Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum, New Brunswick
Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, TS
Seattle Art Museum, WA
Skidmore College, Saratoga, NY
Society of American Graphic Artists, Inc., NYC
Southern Illinois University, Carbondale
Southwestern Oklahoma State University, Weatherford
St. Cloud State University, MN
St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY
Stanford University, Cantor Center for Visual Arts, MN
State University College at Potsdam, NY
Syracuse University, NY
Tampa-Hillsborough County Center for Visual Arts, FL
Tate Gallery, London, England
Tennessee Botanical Garden & Fine Art Center, Cheekwood, Nashville
Texas Tech University, Lubbock
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
University of California, Davis
University of California Los Angeles, Grunewald Center for the Graphic Arts CA
University of Evansville, IN
University of Florida, Gainesville
University of Iowa, Iowa City
University of Maine at Orono
University of Massachusetts at Amherst
University of Nevada, Reno
University of North Dakota, Grand Forks
University Pennsylvania, PA
University of Pittsburgh, Book Center, PA
University of Redlands, CA
University of Texas at Austin
University of the South, Sewanee, TN
University of Virginia, Charlottesville
University of Windsor, Ontario, Canada
Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Salt Lake City
Vincennes University, IN
Weber State University, Ogden UT
Western Connecticut State College, Danbury
Westminster College, New Wilmington, PA
Wichita Art Association, Inc, KS
Wilmington College, OH
Yale University, New Haven, CT


Livers d'Artistes:
The Jolly Corner, by Henry James. Baltimore: Aquarius Press, 1971.
The Aspern Papers, by Henry James. Boston: David R. Godine, 1993.

Exhibition Catalogues:
Illustrated catalogue published for the circulating exhibition organized by the International Exhibitions Foundation, Washington, DC, 1977-1981, edited by Kneeland McNulty.
Peter Milton: Drawing Towards Etching. Brooklyn Museum, edited by Gene Baro, 1980.
Peter Milton: Prints and Drawings. Exhibition organized by the Hood Museum and Thorne-Sagendorph Gallery, edited by Malcolm Cochran, 1982.
Peter Milton: Prints and Drawings (exhibition organized by the Szoke Gallery, New York, NY), Introduction by Theodore F. G. Wolff, 1984.

Baro, Gene. "Peter Milton." Drawing: The International Review (July 1980).
Case, W. D. "Jolly Corner..." in Arts Magazine (September 1972).
Craig, Jr., William. "A Pleasure of Illusions: The Art and Politics of Peter Milton." Spectator (February 1991).
Dinnage, Rosemary. "The Texture of Time and Space." Times Literary Supplement (8 February 1980).
Ewins, Rod. "Workshop with Peter Milton." Imprint [Publication of Print Council of Australia] (June 1982).
Finkel, Jori. "Peter Milton: Selected Prints, 1960-1997. De Young Memorial Museum, San Francisco." On Paper (May-June 1998).
Finkelstein, Irving L. "Julia Passing: The World of Peter Milton." Artist’s Proof Annual of Prints and Printmaking (1971).
Finkelstein, Irving L., "Peter Milton Revisited: A Decade of "Interior" Print. Extensive analysis, 30 pp., Not Published.
Frankenstein, Alfred. "A Remarkable Series of Milton Prints." San Francisco Chronicle (20 May 1978).
Goldman, Judith. "Exploring the Possibilities of the Print Medium." Art News (September 1973).
Halasz, Pin. "The Metaphysical Games of Peter Milton." Art News (1974).
Hamm, Christine. "Keep Looking – There’s More." The Concord Monitor (April 17, 1997).
Hays, Kim. "Etched in Memory." Boston Phoenix (20 January 1981).
Heffernan, James A.W., "Peter Milton's Turn: An American Printmaker Marks the End of the Millennium." Word & Image Vol. 16, No. 1 (April-June 2000): 177-96. [Note: While considering some of Peter Milton's earlier work, particularly "Daylilies," this article chiefly examines the four prints of his POINTS OF DEPARTURE series.]
Kelley, Gail. "Closer Look." Boston Sunday Globe. (May 4, 1997).
Kessler, Pamela. "Peter Milton’s Paradise Engraved" Washington Post (9 October 1987).
Landi, Ann. "Black and White and Layered All Over," Art News (May 1997).
Linnane, Fergus. "Train Keeps a Date with Destiny." European Elan (1-3 November 1991).
Louch, Roberta. "Peter Milton in Conversation." Visual Dialog (Summer 1979).
Melville, Robert. "Gallery: The Feeling of Actuality." Architectural Review [Westminster, England] (August 1971).
Parrill, William. "Peter Milton, Henry James and ‘The Jolly Corner."’ Innis­free (1977). (Reprinted in New Boston Review, 1977).
Pepich, Bruce "Peter Milton." Art Gallery International (May—June 1989).
Richards, Paul. "Milton, the Magician..." Washington Post (3 April 1982).
Raymond, Carol. "An Interview with Peter Milton." Images (Winter 95/96).
Ross, John, and Clare Romano. "Peter Milton’s Procedure." in The Complete Printmaker (1972).
Shapiro, Harriet. "All Realism Is Visionary" Intellectual Digest (Nov. 1972).
Simmons, Rosemary. "Graphics: Peter Milton." Arts Review [London] (15 February 1980).
Tarshis, Jerome. "The Dynamics of Recollection." Christian Science Monitor (15 January 1979).
Wolff, Theodore. "Milton’s Mysterious World of Etching." Christian Science Monitor (31 March 1980).
"The Many Masks of Modern Art," Christian Science Monitor (2 March 1982).
"What Links Dürer and Milton." In The Many Masks of Modern Art. Boston: Christian Science Publishing Society, 1989.

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