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William Rickarby Miller (1818-1893)

William Rickarby Miller (1818-1893)

Though he enjoyed a successful career as an illustrator and portraitist, William Rickarby Miller has become best known for his beautifully detailed watercolours and oils of the sweeping landscapes of the Hudson River Valley. Though he was not a member of the Hudson River School, his work can be considered part of the tradition of mid-nineteenth century American Romanticism, alongside contemporaries such as Albert Bierstadt and Frederic Edwin Church.

William Rickarby Miller was born in the village of Staindrop, County Durham, on 20 May 1818. The son of a landscape and animal painter, Joseph Miller, he received his first artistic training from his father. As a young man, Miller would practice his craft by sketching local townspeople. One such portrait attracted the attention of an unknown patron, who paid for him to travel to London to continue his studies.

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