Richard E. Miller
(St. Louis, Missouri, 1875 - 1943, St. Augustine, Florida)
A leading figure in a colony of American Impressionists who settled in the Normandy village where Impressionist painter Claude Monet established his studio, Richard E. Miller spent more than 20 years in France. After attending the St. Louis School of Fine Arts from 1893-1897, he began his career as a reporter and artist for the St. Louis 'Post Dispatch.' From 1898-1901he studied at Académie Julian in Paris on scholarship. Miller achieved recognition early in his career, receiving a gold medal from the Paris salon in 1901 and 1904. World War I forced the artist’s return to the United States, where he influenced the development of American Impressionism and helped found the artist colony in Provincetown, Massachusetts. Among the collections in which Miller’s work is represented the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Detroit Institute of Arts, the Toledo Museum of Art, and the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh.