Miller was born in Philadelphia in 1945 and brought up in Pittsburgh,
Pennsylvania, developing an early passion for snow scenes, railroad
tracks, rain on windows, steel mills, streetcars captured in juvenile
award-winning photographs. He was educated at Columbia University
and Berkeley, California. In 1977 Miller discovered Japan, moving
there permanently in 1981. Influenced by the work of the nineteenth
century American artist Peter Henry Emerson, he set out to recover
the photogravure technique, first explored by Fox Talbot and Niepce
on the threshold of photography, as an ideal means of interpreting
the mountains and garden landscapes of Japan with their echoes of
Chinese ink-wash painting.
1995 Peter Miller has held ten one man exhibitions in Tokyo, Kamakura,
Yokohama, Osaka, Washington DC, Pittsburgh, Seattle and Cologne.
Prints of his have been acquired for the permanent collections of
Cleveland Museum of Art, National Museum of American Art, Bibliotheque
Nationale de France, Kamakura Museum of Modern Art and, most recently,
the Sackler Gallery of the Smithsonian, where he is (with the exception
of Whistler) the only American artist represented in a collection
devoted to the art of Asia. Exhibitions with Francis
Kyle Gallery 2000 and 2007.
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