Harry Vye Miller

Aotearoa New Zealand, b.1907, d.1986


  • c. 1931
  • Linocut
  • Purchased 2019
  • 140 x 164mm
  • 2019/048

While attending the Dunedin School of Art in the 1920s, Harry Vye Miller fell under the spell of his teachers William Allen and Robert Field. He thrived under their progressive attitudes to art, and William in particular encouraged his work as a printmaker. Based in Ōtepoti Dunedin throughout his career, Harry became an artist-educator himself and advocated for the linocut medium throughout the 1930s and 1940s. In 1942 he wrote an article for Art in New Zealand titled ‘Teaching Lino-cutting’, in which he championed the democratic nature of the medium and its suitability for use by artists and art students alike, as the materials were all within anyone’s reach.

Ink on Paper: Aotearoa New Zealand Printmakers of the Modern Era, 11 February – 28 May 2023

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