Lewis Miller

b. 1959

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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Artists For Kids Culture – Annual Art Auction

This years’ Artists For Kids Culture Art Auction will include artworks by Rosalind Atkins, Rona Green, Martin King, Lewis Miller, …

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Graeme Drendel, Martin King, Lewis Miller and Rodney Pople – Finalists in the 2021 Doug Moran National Portrait Prize

Image: Martin King  John Wolseley old master Australian Galleries are thrilled to announce Graeme Drendel, Martin King, Lewis Miller and …

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Graeme Drendel, Martin King, Lewis Miller, Paul S. Miller and Rodney Pople – 2021 Doug Moran National Portrait Prize Semi-Finalists

Image above: Rodney Pople  Self portrait after Courbet (2) Congratulations to Graeme Drendel, Martin King, Lewis Miller, Paul S. Miller …

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Maryanne Coutts Morocco Painting Tour

Above image: Indian Sketchbook 1  water colour and gouache  70 cm x 30 cm   Dr. Maryanne Coutts will share her …

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Michael Snape St. Andrews College Commission

Above Image:  Agatha Gothe-Snape and Michael Snape   Become The Part  2022  200 cm x 100 cm x 300 cm  Congratulations …

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Maryanne Coutts and Terry Matassoni Finalists in The 2022 Paul Guest Prize

Above image: Terry Matassoni  Lockdown  2021-22  pencil on paper  76 x 102 cm     Congratulations to Maryanne Coutts and …

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Camie Lyons Sculpture in The Langham, Gold Coast

Above Image: Camie Lyons  ‘Path of a Meandering Soul’  bronze  2021  700 cm x 300 cm   The Langham, Gold …

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Jenny Rodgerson and Christine Wrest-Smith – Finalists in the Rick Amor Self Portrait Prize 2022

Jenny Rodgerson  Self portrait  2022  oil on linen   Congratulations to Jenny Rodgerson and Christine Wrest-Smith who have been selected …

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Peter Wegner – The Centenarians, Benalla Art Gallery

Peter Wegner  Bill Gregory 2022 Benalla  2022  pencil and beeswax on paper  64 x 48 cm In July, Benalla Art …

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Glenn Morgan and Jenny Rodgerson – Finalists in the Darling Portrait Prize 2022.

Jenny Rodgerson  Vegan in a leather coat  2022  oil on linen Congratulations to Glenn Morgan and Jenny Rodgerson, who have …

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Janet Luxton – Ravenswood Australian Women’s Art Prize People’s Choice Award Winner

Above image: Janet Luxton On Mount Olympus 2022  oil on Belgian linen  150 x 130 cm Congratulations to Janet Luxton …

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Colin Lanceley: Earthly Delights – National Art School Gallery

Colin Lanceley  Chablis  1980-81  oil, mixed media and wood on canvas  143 x 220 x 18 cm (Image © the …

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Sue Anderson ‘Keep awesome’ Exhibition at Brimbank Community and Civic Centre Gallery

Sue Anderson  Keep awesome, Tanglewood 2014  oil on linen  90 x 110 cm   Sue Anderson’s solo exhibition Keep awesome …

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