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  • Design Credit: Samantha Todhunter Design Ltd., Photo Credit: Oliver Clarke. Dimensions: H 30 in. x W 37 in.
  • Design Credit: Lucy Harris Studio, Photo Credit: Francesco Bertocci. Dimensions: H 30 in. x W 37 in.
  • Design Credit: Timothy Godbold, Photo Credit: Karl Simone. Dimensions: H 30 in. x W 37 in.
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Peter Miller
Forest, American Modernist Abstract Landscape Painting by Female Artist

1940's

$32,000

About

"Forest" is a 29 x 36 inches, oil on canvas painting by American modernist, female artist Peter Miller. The work is painted in a vibrant color palette. The work is estate stamped on verso, as well as framed in a natural wood floater frame. The painting has been conserved and inspected by conservation specialist, Gratz Gallery & Conservation Studio, Inc. American artist Peter Miller (1913-1996) was born Henrietta Myers in Hanover, Pennsylvania. She began using the name Peter Miller after concluding her studies at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in 1934 and her marriage to fellow artist and Academy student Earle Miller in 1935. She felt collectors and critics would take her paintings more seriously if she was identified as a male. In childhood, Henrietta and her best friend Ruth picked fictitious nicknames for themselves, and Henrietta reportedly decided upon the name Peter because she liked the idea that it was derived from the Greek word for “rock” or “stone”. Drawn to being one with the natural world would prove to be an essential inspiration to her creativity throughout her life. Miller is classified as an American Modernist, a reputation she earned for having shown at the prestigious gallery and premiere showcase for Surrealist painting of Julien Levy in New York in the 1940s. Reviewers of her exhibitions noted the unmistakable influence of the artists Joan Miró, whose work she owned and whom she knew, and Arthur Carles, whom she studied with, and sources in Native American culture, which came from sharing time between her home state of Pennsylvania and New Mexico. In the summer of 2021, "Peter Miller, Forgotten Woman of American Modernism", a fully illustrated, comprehensive, and first ever published monograph on the artist was released, with a text written by art historian Francis M. Naumann, preface by publisher Paul Gratz, and an essay by artist Bill Richards. "Forest" is included in the monograph and a copy of the book will be included in the purchase of this painting. Additional shipping quotes are available per request made to the seller via 1stDibs messaging.

Details

  • Creator
    Peter Miller (1913 - 1996, American)
  • Creation Year
    1940's
  • Dimensions
    Height: 30 in. (76.2 cm)Width: 37 in. (93.98 cm)Depth: 1.5 in. (3.81 cm)
  • Medium
  • Movement & Style
  • Period
  • Condition
    The painting has been cleaned and varnished.
  • Gallery Location
    Doylestown, PA
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU1402210149122

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    Ships From: Doylestown, PA
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