Paintings Miller, Alfred Jacob

Miller, Alfred Jacob

1810 - 1874

American Painter

Miller Paintings Reproduction & Biography

Born and raised in Baltimore, Alfred Jacob Miller became the first American artist of consequence to paint the Rocky Mountains and was the only artist to chronicle figures of the legendary fur trade during its height. Although he portrayed Indian subjects, he was not especially interesting in realistic depictions but romanticized his subjects, comparing the Indians of the West to Greek sculpture figures.