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Alfred Jacob Miller

1810 - 1874
Painter
Origin: United States
Born: January 10, 1810, Baltimore, Maryland
Died: 1874, Baltimore, Maryland

Alfred Jacob Miller was born on January 10, 1810 in Baltimore, Maryland and was one of the first Caucasian artists to record life in the West. His parents encouraged his interest in drawing, and he received training in portraiture from Thomas Sully from 1831-1832. Miller went on a European tour in 1833 and studied at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris and the English Life School in Rome. Following this, he moved to New Orleans and established a studio where he met Captain William Drummond Stewart, a wealthy Scottish aristocrat and British Army officer. After looking at Miller's work in the studio, Stewart invited Miller to be a part of an expedition to the Rocky Mountains, where his only duty was to record the trip through sketches.

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A Wounded Buffalo Overthrowing a Hunter in Pursuit
c. 1837, Watercolor on Paper
Alfred Jacob Miller
United States, 1810 - 1874
Buffalo Watering
c. 1837, Ink Wash on Paper
Alfred Jacob Miller
United States, 1810 - 1874
Death of the Elk
1837, Watercolor on Paper
Alfred Jacob Miller
United States, 1810 - 1874