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Kenneth Hayes Miller
"The Skaters" WPA American Winter Scene Mid-Century Modernism Figure Skating

1942

$95,000

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WPA American Winter Scene Mid-Century Modernism Figure Skating Olympics Kenneth Hayes Miller (1876 - 1952) "The Skaters (Variations on a Pattern by Signorelli)," 25 x 30 inches, oil on canvas. Signed lower right. Original frame. Provenance: -Associated American Artists, label verso -Encyclopedia Britannica Collection, label verso. Published with a full page image on page 81 of it's 1945 book, "Contemporary American Painting." -Minneapolis Art Institute, label verso -Ex-collection Senator William Benton -Published with a half page image in "To Keep Art Alive: The Effort of Kenneth Hayes Miller, American Painter.” -Hirschl & Adler Galleries, "The Masters: Art Students League Teachers and Their Students, December 2018- January, 2019 Born in Oneida, New York, Kenneth Hayes Miller became a prominent painter and teacher in New York City in the early 20th century. Not much influenced by modernism, he painted nude and semi-nude figures in settings that were hazy and romantic. His signature subjects were ordinary people, especially women, going about their lives in the city, a subject he cultivated after 1923 when he moved to a studio on 14th Street. As his style and methods developed, his figures became increasingly sculptural and Renaissance-like, with glazes and under painting that built up the surface. . He studied with William Merritt Chase. At the Art Students League he was a teacher, credited as being especially important to the Urban Realists of the 1920s and 1930s including Reginald Marsh, Edward Hopper, George Bellows, and Isabel Bishop. His work is held in major public and private collections nationally.

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