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Untitled (peach and gray with graphite)

2010 Dan Miller Born: Castro Valley, California 1961 acrylic and graphite on paper 42 1/8 in. × 55 in. (107.0 × 139.7 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Carl and Kate Lobell in honor of Jamie Roach 2015.20.1 Smithsonian American Art Museum
1st Floor, West Wing


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Dan Miller’s art is a graphic communication made in the moment. His paintings and drawings convey thoughts, recorded and repeatedly overdrawn until the imagery forms a visual cloud with a seemingly audible presence. Miller’s works are both compulsively made and abstract, gestural expressions that use color, density, and scale to convey the ideas and feelings that Miller, who is on the autistic spectrum, is unable to express verbally.  

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graphic arts

folk art

paint - acrylic

pencil - graphite

paper