Tom Miller was born in the Sandtown neighborhood of Baltimore, MD on October 13,1945. He attended Carver Vocational High School and earned a scholarship to The Maryland Institute College of Art in 1963. After graduation Miller taught in the Baltimore Public School System for two decades. He returned to MICA to earn his masters degree in fine art in 1987 subsequently retiring from teaching and becoming a full-time artist. It is noted by Leslie King-Hammond, dean of graduate students at MICA, that Miller was a standout student in graduate school. There he developed his style of “Afro-Deco” from found objects and discarded furniture pieces.
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