Now showing: Henry Jay MacMillan’s watercolors of his experiences in Germany at the end of World War II.
In 1942, Wilmington-born artist Henry Jay MacMillan (1908-1991) was inducted into the United States Army. As a soldier, MacMillan painted scenes of war-torn Europe while serving with the 62nd Engineer Topographic Company attached to the XIX Corps. From May to November, 2014 visitors had a chance to see MacMillan’s Normandy, France watercolors. As of November 11th, the paintings changed to a selection of watercolors MacMillan painted in Germany.
MacMillan’s images of the people and places he saw overseas are a fascinating window into one man’s war experiences.