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Richard E. Miller (1875-1943) | Page 2

Richard E. Miller, also known as: Richard Emil Miller, Richard Edward Miller, Richard Emile Miller, Richard E. Miller, was an American painter and a member of the Giverny Colony of American Impressionists.
Miller was primarily a Figurative painter, known for his paintings of women posing languidly in interiors or outdoor settings.
Miller grew up in St. Louis, studied in Paris, and then settled in Giverny. Upon his return to America, he settled briefly in Pasadena, California and then in the art colony of Provincetown, Massachusetts, where he remained for the rest of his life.

Miller was a member of the National Academy of Design in New York and an award winning painter in his era, honored in both France and Italy and a winner of France's Legion of Honor.
Over the past several decades, he has been the subject of a retrospective exhibition and his work has been reproduced extensively in exhibition catalogs and featured in a number of books on American Impressionism.


Of his classic American Impressionist paintings, production is divided between works that were done in Paris, usually in darker tonalities, the brightly colored works done in Giverny, a brief but productive period in Pasadena and then his years in Provincetown, Massachusetts.
Miller painted landscapes on occasion, but they are rare in Miller's artistic production.
The women in his paintings were often depicted looking in a mirror or with a necklace in their hands, doing some sort of activity to keep them from being completely idle.
The art historian William Gerdts, who has written most extensively on the American Impressionist movement, compared Miller to his friend, Frederick Frieseke:
"Miller almost always stressed drawing and structure more than his colleague.
The models he chose were quite distinct from Frieseke's, more poignant and lovely, less in the Renoir mode".
Late in his career, his work turned darker in palette and more somber in subject and these paintings are not in the same demand as the sunnier depictions of idle women. | © Wikipedia

Miller era principalmente un pittore figurativo, noto per i suoi dipinti di donne in posa languidamente in interni od ambienti esterni.
Miller è cresciuto a St. Louis, ha studiato a Parigi e poi si è stabilito a Giverny.
Al suo ritorno in America, si stabilì brevemente a Pasadena, in California, e poi nella colonia artistica di Provincetown, nel Massachusetts, dove rimase per il resto della sua vita.
Miller era membro della National Academy of Design di New York e un pittore pluripremiato della sua epoca, onorato in Francia e in Italia e vincitore della Legione d'Onore francese. Negli ultimi decenni, è stato oggetto di una retrospettiva e il suo lavoro è stato ampiamente riprodotto in cataloghi di mostre e presentato in numerosi libri sull'impressionismo Americano.