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Description - Charles Henry Miller, N. A. by Geoffrey K. Fleming

Long Island, located east of New York City, has been the home of many great artists over the past three centuries. Though most were not native to this place, few showed more devotion and love for the Island than painter Charles Henry Miller. A native of New York City, Miller would devote much of his life to depicting his adopted home in this work. Throughout his sixty-year career Miller made it his mission to promote Long Island's beauty to his many associates in the New York art scene. He noted again and again that there was no other place in the world that provided the variety of scenes and landscapes that could be found in abundance on Long Island. It was his favourite destination for sketching, painting or writing prose. Miller's passion and advocacy for the Island extended beyond his immediate artistic circle, and he promoted its scenic views and landscape through exhibitions that featured his paintings to audiences around the world. Important for their artistic merit alone, Miller's paintings and sketches were praised for their ability to impart the rich history of Long Island. CHARLES HENRY MILLER, N.A. documents the life and career of this great American painter. Through the reproduction of dozens of his paintings, this work represents his legacy to Long Island and to the nation through his depiction of a now vanished world. Contents: Foreword; Introduction; Miller Family; Early Life & Education; War & off to Europe to Study; Art Career; Technique, Glazing, & Photography; Miller as Promoter of Long Island; Queenslawn; Miller as Collector; Queens; Arts & Crafts Society; The North Fork; Last Years; Afterword; Chronology; Exhibition Record; Notes; Bibliography. AUTHOR: Geoffrey K. Fleming serves as the Director of the Southold Historical Society and was formerly president of the Long Island Museum Association (LIMA). He is the author of a dozen books on the art and history of Long Island, New York, including A Shared Aesthetic: Artists of Long Island's North Fork (Hudson Hills Press, 2009.) Ruth Ann Bramson, Ph.D is a former university professor at Suffolk University, Boston, Massachusetts and the great grand-daughter of the artist. SELLING POINTS: The first major publication created on the artist, this publication is essential for dealers, art historians, and all those interested in American art Pencil sketches selected from the personal sketchbooks of Miller's long career are featured, shedding light on the types of scenes and daily activities that fascinated him The most extensively researched biography on the artist, his life and his career based upon period articles, reviews, and his own writings ILLUSTRATIONS: 40 colour & 40 b/w

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781555953430
ISBN-10: 1555953433
Format: Hardback
(200mm x 250mm x 0mm)
Pages: 200
Imprint: Hudson Hills Press Inc.,U.S.
Publisher: Hudson Hills Press Inc.,U.S.
Publish Date: 24-May-2012
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Geoffrey K. Fleming

Geoffrey K. Fleming serves as the Director of the Southold Historical Society and was formerly president of the Long Island Museum Association (LIMA). He is the author of a dozen books on the art and history of Long Island, New York, including A Shared Aesthetic: Artists of Long Island's North Fork ( Hudson Hills Press, 2009.) Ruth Ann Bramson, Ph.D is a former university professor at Suffolk University, Boston, Massachusetts and the great grand-daughter of the artist.

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