Born in Des Moines, IA on Sept. 2, 1887, Harold Miles studied at the Cumming School of Art in Des Moines, Académie Colarossi in Paris, and with J. Francis Smith.
Before coming to Los Angeles about 1918, he taught at the University of Iowa for a few years. He continued teaching at the Chouinard and Otis Art Institutes, Los Angeles Jr. College, and Hollywood High School.
He was Art Director for Cecil B. DeMille's King of Kings
and The Ten Commandments,
and was affiliated with the Disney Studio in 1940.
Miles died in August 1963.
His work includes oils, monotypes, watercolors, and lithographs.
Californa Art Club, 1919-23; Painters & Sculptors of LA, 1920-32;
Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"Southern California Artists
(Nancy Moure); American Art Annual
1919-33; Who's Who in American Art
1936-53; Dictionary of American Painters, Sculptors & Engravers
(Fielding, Mantle); Artists of the American West
(Doris Dawdy); Social Security Death Index (1940-2002).Nearly 20,000 biographies can be found in Artists in California 1786-1940 by Edan Hughes and is available for sale ($150). For a full book description and order information please click here