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Valentin di Colonna

 (1879 - 1938)
Valentin di Colonna was active/lived in Washington, Illinois, Wyoming, Maryland / France, Italy.  Valentin di Colonna is known for poster design, camouflage.

Biography   Valentin di Colonna

Valentin di Colonna (1879-1938)

Valentin di Colonna (who sometimes used the Anglicized name W.H. "Bill" Miller) was born in Rome, Italy, on September 25, 1879. According to a newspaper clipping (no date, no attribution), he was descended from Italian nobility, reputedly the same Colonna family who were Princes Assistant to the Pontifical Throne.

Apparently (based on news reports), his father was a diplomatic envoy for Italy to the U.S., and was involved, in that capacity, with the Chicago World's Fair in 1893. It is not clear when the younger di Colonna moved to the US, but at some point he enrolled at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana, then subsequently studied art at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

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