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JOHN MILLER (1931 - 2002)

Celebratory exhibition offers a unique chance to view

remaining works from the artists studio

New Craftsman Gallery / 21st July to 17th August

John Miller’s distinctive images of glowing beach and deep blue sky are so

widely recognised today as to have become synonymous with the county of

Cornwall. Born in London in 1931, Miller visited West Cornwall in the mid-fifties

and relocated there permanently in 1958, where his idyllic beach scenes of the

Penwith peninsula and the Isles of Scilly established him over the next forty

years as one of the county’s most internationally recognized painters. Miller was

elected to the Newlyn Society of Artists in 1961 and became a Fellow of the

Royal Society of Arts in 1964.

This summer the New Craftsman Gallery, St Ives, in conjunction with the John

Miller estate, presents a celebratory exhibition to mark ten years since the artists

death in 2002. Continuing the close relationship between Miller and the New

Craftsman, St Ives longest standing commercial art gallery which is currently

celebrating its 50th Anniversary, the exhibition offers a unique chance to view

some of the wealth of artwork that remains in Miller’s studio, a historically

important legacy of paintings, sketches and constructions, including several as

yet unseen works.

This special exhibition includes paintings made from his studio at the now

famous Beach House in Lelant, with its magnificent views across the Hayle

Estuary and St Ives Bay, as well as oil and gouache works of Venice and Goa,

and his uniquely beautiful interior landscapes.

The exhibition runs from 21st July to 17th August. For further information contact New Craftsman

Gallery, 24 Fore St, St Ives, Cornwall / 01736 795652 / /