Kenneth Hayes Miller
(1876 - 1952)
Kenneth Hayes Miller was active/lived in New York, California. Kenneth Miller is known for figure, portrait, landscape and still life painting, teaching.
1934, Photograph by Peter A. Juley & Son. Peter A. Juley & Son Collection, Smithsonian American Art Museum
Biography Kenneth Hayes Miller
Born in Oneida, New York, Kenneth Hayes Miller became a prominent painter and teacher in New York City in the early 20th century. Not much influenced by modernism*, he painted nude and semi-nude figures in settings that were hazy and romantic. His signature subjects were ordinary people, especially women, going about their lives in the city, a subject he cultivated after 1923 when he moved to a studio on Fourteenth Street. This location afforded him more exposure to the comings and goings of people on the street. He also painted landscapes in a style that was looser than he used with his figures.
At the Art Students League* and the Chase School of Art*, he was a teacher, credited as being especially important
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