50 solo exhibitions
15 juried group shows
85 international group shows
225 private collections
Travel 30 countries and all 50 states
The Art of Grave Markers
by James O. Milmoe
James photographed more than 300 cemeteries in 30 countries throughout his long career as a photographic artist. The Art of Grave Markers includes over 200 pages of his most compelling images of headstones from around the world, captured in black and white.
James is one of 12 founding members of the Colorado Photographic Arts Center who played a key role in launching the organization in the 1960s. His photographic career spans over 50 years, and he is well recognized in Colorado as a photographer, educator, lecturer, and curator.
His photography has been exhibited nationally and internationally, and his work is held in over 200 permanent collections, including the Carnegie Museum of Art, Denver Art Museum, Chicago Art Institute, and the Museum of Modern Art in New York among many others. As an educator, James has lectured and taught at the University of Colorado Denver, Metropolitan State University, University of California at Berkley, University of Denver, and Colorado College.
In 2017, James received CPAC’s prestigious Hal Gould Vision in Photography Award for his many contributions to raising the awareness, value, and appreciation of the photographic arts in the Rocky Mountain West region.
CPAC is honored to publish this important volume of James’ photography. Every book purchase helps support CPAC’s mission to foster the understanding and appreciation of photography through exhibitions, education, and community outreach.
Videos and articles about Jim
Exhibition: Stop / Look / See
2017 video of Jim speaking about his work at the Arvada Art's Center.
James O Milmoe
04/21/1927 - 12/27/2022
A renowned and internationally recognized photographer died peacefully in his home on Dec. 27, 2022. He was 95. Jim's photographs have appeared in nearly 500 publications and reside in the permanent collections of Carnegie, Chicago, New York MOMA and Denver museums. He taught photography at DU, CU and UC Berkeley. His celebrated career culminated in 2022 with the publication of The Art of Grave Markers, and an exhibit at the Cactus Club in Denver. Born in Pittsburgh, Jim is predeceased by his wife of 62 years, Marilynn, a writer who shared his love of art and photography. He is survived by five children, twelve grandchildren, and four great grandchildren.
Schedule of Services
Published by Denver Post on Jan. 8, 2023. (Edited)
James O. and Marilynn Milmoe Collection