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Lewis Miller

b. 1959

Lewis Miller trained at the Victorian College of the Arts in the 1970s. Since winning the Hugh Ramsay Portrait Prize in 1981, he has been an Archibald finalist 15 times, winning in 1998 with one of his many portraits of his fellow artist Allan Mitelman. An exhibition of his portraits was held at Deakin University in 2003. That year, Miller was appointed by the Australian War Memorial as Australia's official artist to the conflict in Iraq, recording mine clearing undertaken by the Royal Australian Navy in the Persian Gulf and by members of the SAS at Al Qusayr and on the Al Ifziiyah peninsula. Also in 2003, the National Portrait Gallery acquired his portrait of Don Argus. Miller has several times been artist-in-residence at the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory in New York, producing a number of portraits of its scientists including one of its former Director, James Watson. Miller is represented in the National Gallery of Australia, the National Gallery of Victoria and the Art Gallery of New South Wales, as well as university and other public and corporate collections in Australia, New Zealand and the USA.

Updated 2018