Sunlight

A work made of oil on canvas.

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  • A work made of oil on canvas.

Date:

c. 1913

Artist:

Richard E. Miller
American, 1875–1943

About this artwork

Like many of his American contemporaries, Richard E. Miller studied at the Académie Julian in Paris and spent time at Giverny, the site of Claude Monet’s country home. Sunlight is one of a group of paintings depicting scenes of women outdoors or in sunlit interiors. The light filling the room is diffused evenly over the models, objects, and windows, creating a variety of decorative patterns. In his interest in painting as nonnarrative and his technical experiments with thickly applied color over thin layers of pigment Miller is not dissimilar to one of his many influences, Édouard Vuillard.

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American Art, Ryerson Library Reading Room

Artist

Richard E. Miller

Title

Sunlight

Origin

United States

Date

1908–1918

Medium

Oil on canvas

Inscriptions

Signed lower left: Miller

Dimensions

114.3 × 146.1 cm (45 × 57 1/2 in.)

Credit Line

Friends of American Art Collection

Reference Number

1915.557

Extended information about this artwork

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