|Lillian Miller in a photograph taken at RIT in 1981
Lillian Miller, 1981-'82 Caroline Werner Gannett Professor in the Humanities
at RIT and historian of American culture and editor of the Charles Willson
Peale Papers, National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, passed
away Nov. 27 at Georgetown Hospital, Md.
"Lillian Miller was a most distinguished art historian. Her series
of lectures at RIT and her reputation as a scholar brought great honor
to the Caroline Werner Gannett professorship in its earliest years," says
Mary Sullivan, professor and 1977-'87 dean of General Studies (now College
of Liberal Arts). "RIT has lost a longstanding friend, and those of us
who remember her well have lost a model of scholarly devotion and integrity."
Miller, who held degrees from Radcliff College and Columbia University,
worked at the Smithsonian until the time of her death. She is survived
by her husband, Nathan Miller, their children and grandchildren. The
National Portrait Gallery will hold a memorial service for her at 3 p.m.
on May 8.