An Independent Spirit: The Art and Life of R.A.D. Miller
August 15, 2009 – January 3, 2010
As a landscape painter with a colorful and highly personal style, Robert Alexander Darrah Miller (1905-1966) is often associated with New Hope's modernist painters, though he disliked the idea of being called a modernist. "I think you just paint and you paint according to your time and environment" he said. Born in Philadelphia, Miller studied with Daniel Garber at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, where he also learned the crafts of portrait painting and still life. Curated by Dr. Cher Krause Knight, Assistant Professor of Art History at Emerson College, Boston, this exhibit assembled some of Miller's finest work, and was accompanied by a publication produced during Dr. Knight's tenure as the Michener's Helen Hartmann Gemmill Research Fellow.
Sponsored by Mary Lou and Andrew Abruzzese, The Pineville Tavern
Image: R.A.D. Miller (1905-1966), Rooftops, New Hope, ca. 1931, oil on canvas, H. 20 x W. 24 inches, Collection of Marguerite and Gerry Lenfest.
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