Artist Biography

Ralph Davison MILLER
1858 - 1945

Ralph Davison Miller was born in Cincinnati, Ohio on September 7, 1858. He lived in Kansas City for several years and specialized in still lifes during his early career. Except for criticism and pointers on improving his technique from George C. Bingham, he remained a self-taught painter. Miller lived in New Mexico in the 1880s and settled in Los Angeles in 1893. He remained a resident of Los Angeles except for a period in the mid-1920s when he lived on the Monterey Peninsula. Traveling the California coast as far north as Mendocino, he painted coastals and landscapes, and made many painting excursions into the mountains and deserts of Colorado, Arizona and New Mexico. Miller died in Los Angeles on December 14, 1945. Member: Carmel Art Ass'n. Exhibited: Steckel Gallery (Los Angeles), 1910; Blanchard Gallery (Los Angeles), 1911; Wilshire Gallery (Los Angeles), 1927. Works held: Santa Fe Railway; California Historical Society; Santa Barbara Historical Society.

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