Early California Landscape Oil Painting by Ralph Davidson Miller SOLD P1174

This has the shimmer of the vanished California. Every generation of  native Californian will start a conversation about where they live with “You should have seen it when…” Well, this painting shows you what they mean. What their grandparents meant when they described how it was.

And there is a stunning little bonus. The other side of the panel is also painted by the artist.

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When he was thirty-five years old, Ralph Miller moved to Los Angeles in 1893, and painted California and western scenes until his death in 1945. He was born in Cincinnati in 1858, Ohio and lived for a time in Kansas City prior to moving to California. He received some guidance

Ralph Davison Miller
1858-1948

from George C. Bingham in his painting, but for the most part was a self taught artist. Over his career, he sold his works through local Los Angeles galleries including the Kanst Gallery, the Steckel Gallery, the Blanchard Gallery, and the Wilshire Gallery. His works reside in the Sante Fe Railway collection and the Santa Barbara Historical Society.