MILLER, George William

1919 - 1990

Born at Billericay, Essex on 23 November 1919, son of George Miller (12 May 1888-1970), a night watchman, and his wife Eliza Anne née Ellis (3 April 1897-1988), who married in 1916 and the family moved to Suffolk where George was raised. In 1939, a market gardener living at Sunnyside, Lower Road, Chelmsford, Essex and during the Second World War was taken prisoner and whilst at a prisoner-of-war camp in Germany taught himself to draw and paint, producing sketches of camp life using whatever materials that became available including labels from Red Cross parcels. After demobilisation he studied at Chelmsford Art College for six months of 1945 and then spent two years at Hammersmith School of Art under Ley Kenyon (1913-1990). He then taught at various art colleges and engaged in commercial art, including book illustration until in 1969 from when he concentrated on fine art. A founder member of the Saxmundham Art Club and for a time was its chairman and had solo exhibitions annually at Aldeburgh 1974-1989. He died at Ipswich district in January 1990.




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