Hall of Gratitude
Submitted by Elizabeth Cole
Millard showed me the power of art
Millard Sheets, genius, born and raised in Pomona, California, was an American artist, architectural designer and teacher. He was one of the earliest of the California scene painters and helped define the art movement. Many of his large-scale building mosaics from the mid-20th Century still exist across Southern California, with wonderful examples visible in Pomona at the former Home Savings & Loan and Pomona First Federal buildings, at the former bank that now houses AMOCA, and throughout the Pomona Mall. Born in Pomona in 1907, his talent manifested at an early age and by the early 1930’s he achieved national recognition as a prominent American artist. His work will continue to live on, leaving his mark in time.