‘Revelation is the key to all painting,’ Ken Howard wrote following an exhibition of Jack Millar’s late work in 2003. ‘Showing us a way to see – in Jack’s case this is not shocking or confrontational, it is quiet and convincing and it adds to our perception of the world.’
Born in London, Millar studied at Clapham Art School and St Martin’s School of Art, and following service in World War Two he continued his studies at the Royal College of Art under John Minton and Carel Weight. The latter remained an important influence and they became lifelong friends. From 1948 Millar was a regular exhibitor at the Royal Academy’s summer exhibition.