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Milford Zornes

Alumnus Milford Zornes

Milford Zornes ('27) was one of the West Coast's preeminent watercolor artists and teachers. Known as a leader of the California Style watercolor movement, Zornes applied transparent washes of color to large sheets of paper, allowing the white to show through to define shapes.

Milford Zornes at Otis

Part of the series: Otis Legacy Project: Interviews of Distinguished Otis Alumni. Milford Zornes attended Otis in 1927. He became a famous California water colorist. Milford was interviewed by Otis students in November 2007. He passed away in January, 2008. This is an excerpt from the longer video available in the Otis Millard Sheets Library.