1931 · United Kingdom
John Miller is an established contemporary visual artist, who originates from the United Kingdom. John Miller was born in 1931. Born in the same country and of the same generation are Lucien Freud, Richard Hamilton, Eduardo Paolozzi, Michael Andrews and Bridget Rilet.
Galleries and Exhibitions
John Miller's work is on display in 4 galleries around the world, in countries such as the United Kingdom, France, and the United States. Some of those galleries are Campoli Presti | London in the United Kingdom, Campoli Presti | Paris in France, and Meliksetian | Briggs in the United States. John Miller's work has most recently been displayed during the exhibition ELEVATIONS at Galerie Emanuel Layr in Vienna, Austria. The exhibition was open from 14 September 2018 until 03 November 2018. John Miller's other most recent exhibitions recorded on Artland include the exhibitions; Stützmappe (25 April 2019 - 04 June 2019) at BORCHs Butik in Copenhagen and ABSOLUTE THRESHOLDS (12 April 2019 - 24 May 2019) at Galerie Francesca Pia in Zurich. John Miller's first recorded exhibition in Artland's database was called LING WITH CONTRADICTIONS and took place at The National Exemplar Gallery in New York, the United States from the 10 September 2018 to 26 October 2018.
Historical Context of United Kingdom
Through colonisation and the resulting rise of its Empire, the United Kingdom reached the status of a giant, although the wealth and economic power did not shelter it from the obvious cultural authority of other continents and countries. With the United States on one side and its European neighbours on the other, Britain had been to a rather significant degree eclipsed by their respective influence on the art of the modern period. But it is towards the end of the nineteenth century that it truly became an essential and vital agent in the development of the avant-garde, through radical and progressive trends such at the Arts and Crafts Movement, which would become essential to the further development of bohemian artists movements or other artist-led organisation of the twentieth century. Vorticism is a noteworthy movement, fundamentally characteristic of British modernism, it involved artists known for their affiliation to the Bloomsbury group. A few critically remarkable British artists of the modern and contemporary period include Stanley Spencer, Francis Bacon, Lucian Freud, Leon Kossoff, Frank Auerbach, David Hockney, Bridget Riley and Paula Rego among others – as well as the YBA generation led by Damien Hirst, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn and Chris Ofili, in more recent years.
Further Biographical Context for John Miller
Born in 1931, John Miller was largely inspired by the 1950s growing up. It can be said that the 1950s were dominated by Abstract Expressionism, a form of painting that prioritised expressive brushstrokes and explored ideas about organic nature, spirituality and the sublime. Much of the focus was on the formal techniques of painting, and ideas of action painting were conflated with the political freedom of the United States society as opposed to the strictures nature of the Soviet bloc. Key artists of the Abstract Expressionist Generation included Jackson Pollock (who innovated his famed drip, splatter and pour painting techniques), Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Frank Kline, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still and Adolph Gottlieb. It was a male dominated environment, but necessary reassessment of this period has emphasised the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.