Charles Henry Miller, N.A.
Painter of Long Island
By Geoffrey K. Fleming and Ruth Ann Bramson
♦ The first major publication created on the artist, this publication is essential for dealers, art historians, and all those interested in American art
♦ A detailed bibliography that includes references to a number of recently re-discovered sources on Miller's life and work is also included
♦ Pencil sketches selected from the personal sketchbooks of Millerís long career are featured, shedding light on the types of scenes and daily activities that fascinated him
Long Island, located east of New York City, has been the home of many great artists during the past three centuries. Although most were not native to this place, few showed more devotion and love for the Island than painter Charles Henry Miller (1842Ė1922).
Throughout his 60-year career Miller made it his mission to promote Long Islandís 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 favorite destination for sketching, painting, or writing prose.
Millerís 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, Millerís 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, together with his devotion to Long Island. 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.