Fleet Gallery

Fleet Gallery

20th Century British Art
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MILLER, JOHN (1931-2002)

Ultramarine over violet

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Acrylic on canvas, signed

60 x 50 cm (approx. 19.7 x 23.6 inches)

20th Century British Abstract / Figurative

John Miller was an English artist born in London who became famous for his idyllic representation of beach scenes in his home county of Cornwall.  During the 1970's he emerged as a cultural figurehead within Cornwall.  He was elected to become a member of the Newlyn Society of Artists in 1961. He has been a household name in Cornwall since the 1970's and his work has a high public profile, both in the UK and internationally. 

In 1975 he held his first solo exhibition in London at the Anthony Fortescue Gallery and afterwards showed regularly at The Brotherton Gallery, Walton street. He acquired a large following through posters and cards of his paintings.
2001 John Miller exhibited with The Portland Gallery, London.
Public and Corporate Collections Include:

Abbey Hotel, Penzance
Avon County Council
BUPA - Roding Hospital
The Burton Group
Cornwall County Council
Discipline Global Mobile
Exeter Hospice
Groucho Club
Harlech Television
John Lewis Partnership
Law Courts, Truro
London Transport Museum and Gallery
Penlee House Gallery and Museum
Rhodes in the Square, Dolphin Square, London
Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital
Sony, Europe
St Michael's Mount
Truro Cathedral
Victoria & Albert Museum


1989 Leave Tomorrow Behind, The Studio Fine Art Publications, London
1992 Sketchbook of Cornwall, Sancreed Studios, Cornwall
1993 Seaside Sketchbook, Sancreed Studios, Cornwall
2000 Another Shade of Blue, Truran, Cornwall
2001 Seeing is Believing, Truran, Cornwall