In modern times at any rate the life of a successful artist is unusually placid and uneventful; few have crowded into it such variety as Mr. F. D. Millet, whose loss in the disaster which has befallen the Titanic will be deeply felt by many, both in England and America. He was not only an artist; he had seen active service and had been war correspondent, author, and director of arts, whilst only recently he had been appointed head of the American Academy at Rome. He will also be remembered as one of the principal founders of Broadway, the little artistic coterie in the Worcestershire village which included Miss Mary Anderson, the late Mr. Edwin Abbey, and Mr. Alfred Parsons, R.A.; with the last named Mr. Millet had long shared a studio. During the Russo-Turkish War of 1877-78 he was correspondent of the London Daily News and Graphic and of the New York Herald, whilst in 1898 he went to Manila as special correspondent for The Times and for Harper's Weekly.
Related Biographies:Francis Davis Millet
Relates to Place:Manila, Phillipines
Rome, Lazio, Italy