WWII: A Local Artist’s Perspective

Exhibit on view: May 15, 2014 – April 26, 2015

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.


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