An online exhibition presented by Special Collections showcases the works of noted Long Island artist Charles Henry Miller.
Currently featured on the university’s homepage, Special Collections’ rare set of “New York and Long Island Landscapes” is available for viewing. Comprised of forty-five oversized plates, Charles Henry Miller’s drawings of regional landscapes, bucolic nature scenes, and buildings were etched by August Barry; the engraved etchings on paper were published in New York in 1889. Miller (March 20, 1842–January 21, 1922), who resided in Queens and East Marion, New York, was known for his prose, paintings, and sketches. A recipient of many prestigious art awards and prizes, his works were exhibited around the world in the late 19th century. Poet Bayard Taylor referred to Miller as “The artistic discoverer of the little continent of Long Island.”
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