Monday, June 29, 2020

19C Women & Gardens - American Richard Edward or Emil Miller (1875–1943)

Richard Edward Miller (American painter, 1875-1943) By the Riverbank 

Richard Emil Miller (1875-1943), American decorative Impressionist painter, studied at the St. Louis School of Fine Arts, & then sailed for Paris to study at Academie Julian (1898–1901).  Paris was the art capital of the 19C. Its museums, exhibition spaces, art academies, & the manner in which the arts were perceived as an integral part of everyday life drew painters, sculptors, & architects from around the world to the French capital. As the painter Cecilia Beaux expressed it, "Everything is there." Miller became part of the “Giverny Group,” the 2nd generation of mostly American artists to study & paint near the gardens created at his home by Claude Monet. Here are a few of Miller's women in gardens.

Richard Emil Miller (1875-1943) In the Garden
Richard Emil Miller (1875-1943) Reading in the Garden
Richard Emil Miller (1875-1943) Summer Reverie
Richard Emil Miller (1875-1943) The Garden Seat
Richard Emil Miller (1875-1943) Woman Reading in the Garden
Richard Emil Miller (1875-1943) Woman with Parasol
Richard Edward or Emil Miller (1875-1943) Reverie