The Parasol
On View In:
Gallery 322
Artist:   Richard E. Miller  
Title:   The Parasol  
Date:   c. 1910-1913  
Medium:   Oil on canvas  
Dimensions:   25 1/4 x 31 9/16 in. (64.14 x 80.17 cm) (sight) 34 3/4 x 40 3/4 x 2 3/4 in. (88.27 x 103.51 x 6.99 cm) (outer frame)  
Credit Line:   Gift from the family of Ella Pillsbury Crosby  
Location:   Gallery 322  

As a key figure in the development of American Impressionism, Richard Miller began his career as a member of the well-known Giverny Colony of American Impressionists in France, a group that drew inspiration from that other famous resident of Giverny, Claude Monet. Miller was primarily a figurative painter, known for his paintings of comely young women posing languidly in interiors or outdoor settings. His work is best described as Decorative Impressionism, distinguished by its monumentality, its strong sense of design, and its vivid color contrasts.

Name:   Miller, Richard E.  
Nationality:   American  
Life Dates:   American, 1875 - 1943  

Object Description  
Classification:   Paintings  
Physical Description:   Impressionistic style; woman wearing a pink and white dress holding an unfolded pink and yellow parasol and a hat with a green ribbon in a bright landscape; high horizon line  
Creation Place:   North America, United States, , ,  
Accession #:   2012.85.1  
Owner:   The Minneapolis Institute of Arts