American Impressionist, Henrietta Milan, was born
in Chicago, Illinois to parents of Czechoslovakian and Polish
decent. Growing up in Chicago, Milan studied at Gage Park High
School and DePaul University. Later after moving to Texas she
attended the University of Texas at Austin. Henrietta currently
resides in Texas with her husband Jerry.
Henrietta has been greatly influenced by her extensive
travels throughout Europe observing French Impressionism at the
Louvre, The Musee D’Orsay and especially in Giverny, France
which she visits often.
She has displayed the intuitive talent and drive
needed to fully develop her skills as a self-taught artist. Henrietta
uses only a palette knife to create canvases rich with texture.
The viewer wishes to touch the painting’s surface to “read”
the almost sculptural quality of the paint. Her fascination with
light and color are used to create beautiful paintings which are
filled with life and movement in the tradition of the impressionist
masters. Her paintings are a host of colorful flowers and grandiose
work is known worldwide with paintings in Indonesia, Switzerland,
Czechoslovakia, New Zealand and Japan. As well as galleries from
Santa Monica, Ca to Naples, FL. Her most recent being in the prestigious
Art District of Old Town Scottsdale, Arizona at Rima Fine Art.