Signed lower right, 'Henry Miller' and dated March, 1958

Accompanied by a first-edition copy of 'The Paintings of Henry Miller; Paint as You Like and Die Happy'.
Foreword by Lawrence Durrell; Published by Capra Press, Santa Barbara.

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Henry Miller
Expressionist Self Portrait by the Author of Tropic of Cancer and Black Spring

1958

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Signed lower right, 'Henry Miller' and dated March, 1958 Accompanied by a first-edition copy of 'The Paintings of Henry Miller; Paint as You Like and Die Happy'. Foreword by Lawrence Durrell; Published by Capra Press, Santa Barbara. Henry Valentine Miller was a seminal American writer and artist who pioneered a literary style that combined elements of novel, autobiography, social criticism, philosophical reflection, and surrealist free association. He was known for breaking with existing literary forms, and strongly influenced many writers, including Jack Kerouac, Norman Mailer, Philip Roth, Cormac McCarthy and Erica Jong. Miller's most characteristic works are Tropic of Cancer (1934), Black Spring (1936), Tropic of Capricorn (1939) and The Rosy Crucifixion trilogy (1949–59), all of which are based on his experiences in New York and Paris, and all of which were banned in the United States until 1961. He also wrote travel memoirs and literary criticism, and painted prolifically in watercolor. Miller painted intuitively and from his sub-conscious, capturing the mixture of surrealism and dreams that also characterized his literary works.

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  • Movement & Style
  • Condition
    Good
  • Condition Details
    Bright, fresh colors; minor toning and surface markings, partial hinges verso, original pin holes; unframed
  • Period
  • Dimensions
    H 13 in. x W 8.25 in.H 33.02 cm x W 20.96 cm
  • Gallery Location
    Santa Cruz, CA
  • Reference Number
    LU3443354943
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