Australian painter, printmaker
(b. 1959, Melbourne, Australia)
Lewis Miller is known for strong figurative works. Line, whether painted or drawn, is often a strong element in his work, along with a kind of direct confrontational approach taken to his subjects, such as the dominating close-up portrait of Allan Mitelman which won the 1998 Archibald Prize. Lewis Miller has been a finalist in the Archibald 15 times. A different but equally striking portrait of football legend Ron Barassi won Lewis Miller the 2000 AGNSW Sporting Portrait Prize. In 2003 he was an official war artist for the Ausralian War Memorial in Iraq, producing more than 80 watercolours, drawings and sketches. Lewis Millers' work is represented in the major metropolitan galleries across Australia (NGA, NGV, AGNSW, AWM) and in numerous university and municipal collections.
Sourced from McCulloch’s Encyclopedia of Australian Art. Used with permission. Copyright: McCulloch and McCulloch.