Collection Artwork
attributed to Wayne Miller (Chicago, Illinois, 1918 – 2013, California)
Boot
1941-1942
photograph
paper size: 14 x 11 1/4 in.
image size: 13 1/2 x 10 3/4 in.
paper size: 14 x 11 1/4 in.
Promised gift of Jack Shear
EL2020.3.2
Inscribed, verso, upper right: Wayne Miller USN ? / “Boot” 18 yr old from Arkansas / in training / 1941-2. / Vintage Navy Photo / pub. U.S. Navy War Photos [“U.S…Photos” is underlined] / Ed Steichen, pub. / $800
Inscribed, verso, upper center: [scribble] p. 6, US N War Photographs [“USN War Photographs” is underlined], Steichen, ed. (1945 ed.) / “Boot” [illegible text, partially erased]
Inscribed, verso, center: Bu Aer[?] 150790
Scribble, verso, upper left

Ongoing Research

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Pattern by Monica Andrews '19
Inspired by the exhibition 3-D Doings: The Imagist Object in Chicago Art, 1964-1980
The Tang Pattern Project celebrates the Museum’s 20th anniversary. Organized by Head of Design Jean Tschanz-Egger, past and current Tang Design Interns created patterns inspired by the Museum’s exhibition and event history.