Jun 27, 2011

City Snow

City Snow


John Paul Miller

(American, 1918–2013)


Sheet: 37.9 x 55.7 cm (14 15/16 x 21 15/16 in.)

Bequest of John Bonebrake 2012.139



Although Miller is renowned as a jeweler working in gold and enamel, he planned to be a painter. Miller graduated from the Cleveland School of Art (now Cleveland Institute of Art) in 1940 and taught there a year before joining the army. He was stationed at Fort Knox, Kentucky, and continued to make watercolors of urban scenes and landscapes. Miller said he was influenced by the realist paintings of Edward Hopper and the more expressionist landscapes of Charles Burchfield. City Snow won second prize for watercolor in the Twenty-Sixth Annual Exhibition of Work by Cleveland Artists and Craftsmen (known as the May Show) at the museum in 1944. John Bonebrake, the donor, knew Miller well since both attended Shaker Heights High School.

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