James Miller RSA RSW, (1893 - 1987)
Born in Dennistoun, Glasgow. Painter of portraits, still-life and animals, sometimes in oil but mainly in watercolour. Trained Glasgow School of Art under Greiffenhagen and Anning Bell, subsequently in Paris. His watercolours are strongly composed with sharp outlines and subdued washes. In the 1920s and 30s he traveled extensively abroad, working in the Mediterranean area and also on the west coast of Scotland, especially on Skye where he had a home. In Paris he made studies of the street scenes of the period and continued to make the architecture of the major cities of Europe his principal subject matter, with special affection for the architectural heritage of Spain. During WWI he executed a number of sketched of war damage and of Glasgow, subjects well-suited to his rather heavy treatment. Elected RSW 1934. Exhibited 1921-87 more than 100 works at the RSA. Also RSW, GI and AAS.