Alfred Jacob Miller
(1810 - 1874)
Alfred Jacob Miller was active/lived in Maryland. Alfred Miller is known for trapper-Indian genre, portrait, mountain landscapes.
Biography Alfred Jacob Miller
Alfred Jacob Miller became the first
American artist of consequence to paint the Rocky Mountains and was the
only artist to chronicle figures of the legendary fur trade during its
height. Although he portrayed Indian subjects, he was not
especially interesting in realistic depictions but romanticized his
subjects, comparing the Indians of the West to Greek sculpture figures.
was encouraged to draw by his parents, and had local training in
Baltimore and studied portraiture in Philadelphia from 1831 to 1832
with Thomas Sully. He studied in France from 1833 to 1834 and
Italy at the English Life School in Rome. Returning to Baltimore,
he opened a studio, but it was not successful.
In 1836, he
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