Highly celebrated figurative and still life painter Lewis Miller was born in Melbourne in 1959 and trained at the Victorian College of the Arts, where he also completed his post graduate studies. He exhibits regularly at Australian Galleries in Melbourne and Sydney and at Bruce Heiser Projects in Brisbane.
Miller has earned national recognition for his work in portraiture. He was awarded the Hugh Ramsay Portrait Prize in 1981, and in 1998 won the prestigious Archibald Prize with a huge portrait of his friend and fellow artist, Allan Mitelman. Other noteable awards include the Sporting Portrait Prize at the Art Gallery of New South Wales in 2000, the James Farrell Self Portrait Award at the Castlemaine City Art Gallery in 2007 and the Belle Arti-Chapman & Bailey Art Award in 2010. Most recently, Miller won the Rick Amor Self Portrait Prize in 2017.
He has also undertaken a number of commissioned portraits, including Nobel Laureate Dr James Dewey Watson, co-discoverer of the double helix, Everest explorer Sir Edmund Hillary, Sidney Baillieu Myer AC, the Honorable Justice Kim Santow OAM and Robert French Chief Justice of the High Court of Australia.
In 2003, Lewis Miller was appointed Official Australian Artist to the conflict in Iraq by the Australian War Memorial. The artist spent three weeks in the Middle East where he recorded the services of the RAN, the RAAF, the Army and Special Forces.
Miller’s work is represented in private and public collections in Australia and overseas, including the National Gallery of Australia, Art Gallery of New South Wales, National Gallery of Victoria, Australian War Memorial, National Portrait Gallery Canberra, Auckland War Memorial Museum, Karolyi Foundation Vence, France Bibliotheque Nationale de France and the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory in New York.
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