Peter Milton was born in Pennsylvania in 1930. He studied for two years at the Virginia Military Institute and completed his BFA in 1954 at Yale University under Josef Albers and Gabor Peterdi. Milton continued his studies at Yale and in 1961 received his MFA. From 1961-1968 Milton lived in Baltimore where he taught at the Maryland Institute College of Art. It was during this period when Peter Milton took an avid interest in printmaking. He had his first solo show in 1963 and quickly started winning awards internationally. Over the course of fifty years, Milton has created intricate visual worlds in more than 130 prints, many of which took over a year to make.
Peter Milton has work in over 200 collections including; the Museum of Modern Art, NY; Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY; Brooklyn Museum, NY; Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, MA;, National Gallery of Art, Washington DC.