WESTPORT—Graphic artist Miggs Burroughs grew up surrounded by what he calls the “second wave” of artists to flock to Westport. Around the age of four, he moved to the town, where his father was part of a community of commercial illustrators that expanded in the 1950s. He met artists at home, at arts events and at the arts store downtown with his father.
Burroughs did not intend to follow his father’s path. But after graduating from Carnegie Tech - now Carnegie Mellon University - with a theater degree, he found himself doing production for a town newspaper. Arranging designs on pages for print, he first saw the appeal of graphic art.