Milton ODell is a native of Cincinnati who finds inspiration for his work in the urban and rural environment of the greater Cincinnati area. He prefers the versatility of oils and acrylics as his media.
Travels in this country and abroad have broadened his choice of subject matter, as has a facination with portraiture and the human figure.
Milton began his career as an illustrator for the Gibson Greeting Card Co. where he developed his love of bold brushwork techniques emphasizing the form and structure of his subjects. After a long career as an illustrator he decided to share his love of art with others by teaching. Milton has taught in the Cincinnati Public Schools and for many years, was an instructor of Commercial Art at the Diamond Oaks Career Development Campus. He has also taught painting at Scarlet Oaks, the Arts Consortium and Michaels Arts and Crafts.
Milton is a graduate of the Central Academy of Commercial Art. He holds a Bachelors Degree in Fine Arts and a Masters Degree in Education from the University of Cincinnati. He has also studied with: Paul Chidlaw, Arthur Helwig, Reginald Grooms, and Robert Fabe.
Milton now devotes his full time to painting. He is an active member of the Cincinnati Art Club where he serves on the board of directors.
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