Artist Search
   
a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z 

 Henry Miller  (mid 19th century)

About: Henry Miller
 

Summary

Examples of his work  
 

Quick facts

Exhibits - current  
 

Biography*

Museums

 
 

Book references

Magazine references pre-2007  
 

Discussion board

Signature Examples*  
 
Buy and Sell: Henry Miller
  For sale ads Auction results*  
  Wanted ads Auctions upcoming for him*  
  Dealers Auction sales graphs*  
 

What's my art worth?

Magazine ads pre-1998*  
 

Market Alert - Free

 
Lived/Active: California      Known for: sketches-California topographic views

Login for full access
 
View AskART Services









*may require subscription

Available for Henry Miller:

Quick facts (Styles, locations, mediums, teachers, subjects, geography, etc.) (Henry Miller)

yes

Biographical information (Henry Miller)

yes

Book references (Henry Miller)

11

Museum references (Henry Miller)

3

Discussion board entries (Henry Miller)

0

Please send me Alert Updates for Henry Miller (free)
What is an alert list?

Ad Code: 3
This biography from the Archives of AskART:
A sketch artist documented in California in 1857, Henry Miller depicted with India ink the California missions and several towns, having left San Francisco in February 1857 to travel to San Diego. Of his skill in documentation, art historian Edan Hughes wrote: "The proportions in his sketches were often inaccurate; however, his drawing and shading were well executed". (769)

Little is known of Miller's background except that he had previously traveled in Mexico, South America and the West Indies. The California sketches are in the Bancroft Library at the University of California, Berkeley, and an autobiographical account of his painting tour of the missions was published by Bellerophon Books and is titled "Account of a Tour of The California Missions & Towns 1856".

That account with sketches describes his trip from San Francisco to San Diego and has sketches and verbal text that includes views of Mission San Francisco de Asis, now called Dolores; Santa Clara Mission; Mission San Jose; Mission San Juan Bautista; Mission Santa Cruz; San Carlos de Monterey; Point Pinos; Mission San Carlos Borromeo; Mission San Antonio de Padua; Mission San Miguel Arcangel; Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa; Mission Santa Ines; Mission Santa Barbara; Mission San Gabriel Arcangel; San Luis Rey and Mission San Diego. He also included sketch views of Los Angeles, San Bernardino and San Diego.

The last lines in his published journal were that "On the 13th of October, having finished my sketches, I returned to Los Angeles, from where I went to San Francisco by the 'Steamer Seabird'. " (Miller 63)


Sources:
Henry Miller, "California Missions: The Earliest Series of Views Made in 1856", Published by Bellerophon Books
Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
Peter Falk, "Who Was Who in American Art"

** If you discover credit omissions or have additional information to add, please let us know at registrar@AskART.com.
  go to top home | site map | site terms | AskART services & subscriptions | contact | about us
  copyright © 2000-2014 AskART all rights reserved ® AskART and Artists' Bluebook are registered trademarks

  A |  B |  C |  D-E |  F-G |  H |  I-K |  L |  M |  N-P |  Q-R |  S |  T-V |  W-Z  
  frequently searched artists 1, 2, more...  
  art appraisals, art for sale, auction records, misc artists