Romancing the West: Alfred Jacob Miller Exhibition Opens at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

0
391

HOUSTON, TX.- A six-month journey to the Rocky Mountains in 1837 provided artist Alfred Jacob Miller (1810–1874) with a lifetime of subjects to paint: mountain men in the fur trade, Native American life and traditions, panoramic landscapes and wilderness scenes. These subjects are revealed in an exhibition of 30 works on paper by the artist not seen in public since 1964: Romancing the West: Alfred Jacob Miller in the Bank of America Collection. The exhibition opened on February 13, 2010, at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, then will travel to the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Baltimore native Alfred Jacob Miller was one of the first American artists to paint the “Far West,” still considered exotic, distant, and unfamiliar at the