The devil figures are cut from tin. This Bird House is signed with marker.
It is a one of a kind art work. (July 22, 1912 March 7, 2006) was a self-taught. His work gained wider recognition in the 1980s, when it was featured in a music video, and subsequently exhibited in museums of art.
Widely collected, and in constant demand, Miller is acknowledged as one of the more notable senior folk artists in the. The youngest of eight children, R. Miller was born July 22, 1912 in the. Six months before he was born, his father was shot and killed over a land dispute for the control of a public road. For years after, the fatherless family "got by on farming cotton, hunting and fishing".
Miller dropped out of school at the age of 12 and went to work in a. He also chopped wood for 50 cents a load.
Later in life he served as an ordained minister for the. Miller retired at the age of 65, after his vision began to deteriorate due to. And started making the whirligigs that he made as a boy to pass the time. Later years as an artist. Miller lived out most of his life on the same property where he was born, only moving to a nursing home in his final years.His home was noted for being within "a stone's throw from the Rabbittown rabbit". Tall sculpture erected in 1993 to commemorate the community's namesake. Miller experimented with a number of themes, but the better known pieces, which he produced in numerous variations, are animals, devils, and "Blow Oscar". Miller used his artwork to help spread the word of God.
His work generally consisted of animal and human figures, and short inspirational messages, most notably Lord Love You. His animal images range from.
The Human figures include red. Culturally iconic symbols such as.
And more abstract characters that sport hats, cigars, or red claws. In his folk art also referred to as. , Millers most persistent image is a figure entitled "Blow Oskar", which is based on his cousin, who would always blow his horn passionately whenever he would drive by Millers property. Millers artwork gained notoriety, outside of his immediate community, when his whirligigs were featured in the twenty-minute video. Which was a collaboration of the.
Images of the whirligigs were also implanted into R. One of Miller's neighbors recollected When he first started, we all laughed at him and said'Who wants that junk? In addition to the recognition he received from R.
Miller's artwork appeared on the December 2001 cover of. Miller began receiving visitors from overseas. S Simmons Visual Arts Center featured his works in an exhibit titled R.
Organized a retrospective of Miller's work in 2009. The exhibit, titled Lord Love You: Works by R. Miller from the Mullis Collection ran August 15 through October 24, 2009.It featured 83 paintings, drawings, sculptures and whirligigs by Miller. On July 23, 2012 an exhibit and "birthday party" was held at the Quinlan Visual Arts Center, in Gainesville, Georgia to recognize the works of R. Miller, and to celebrate the 100th birthday of the late artist. The item "RA Miller Devil Folk Art Bird House Sculpture Art Americana Southern" is in sale since Monday, September 25, 2017. This item is in the category "Art\Folk Art & Indigenous Art". The seller is "esperanzaartandculture" and is located in Oxnard, California. This item can be shipped to United States.