MILLER, Mark Wayne

1938 - 2014

Mark Miller

Born in Quarryville Borough, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States in 1938, son of Mark Miller (born 1894) and his wife Ruth. Mark trained at the Philadelphia College of Art and at Temple University and came to England in 1967. In 1971 he married Margaret [Margi] the eldest daughter of author Edmund Blunden (1896-1974) and his wife Claire née Poynting, who married in 1945 and they came to live with Blunden at Hall Mill, Long Melford, Suffolk. Mark fell in love with Hall Mill and the Suffolk countryside, describing it as atmospheric, subtle, filled with beautiful light. As an artist he was not much interested in American landscape and because of its vastness, found it difficult to distil local, distinctive landscape in a single picture. His coming to England gave him a new muse the landscape finding this country to contain more diverse and inspiring landscapes than perhaps anywhere else in the world. His English influences include Cotman, Crome and particularly Turner for his use of wonderful colour and light and of course Constable for the way that he captured the essence of landscape, especially that of Suffolk. Mark taught art and was later Head of Department at Suffolk College, Ipswich and was a founder member of the 8+1 Art Group and many of his paintings now hang on the walls of Blunden and Miller family homes. He died at Ipswich in April 2014.








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