About the Artist
R.A. Miller lived most of his life in Rabbittown, GA, just north of Gainesville. On his land, he erected whirligigs and made metal cutout and painted figures. He gained widespread fame in 1984 after the band REM filmed “Left of Reckoning” (dir. James Herbert) among Miller’s whirligigs.
Entry on Miller in the New Georgia Encyclopedia.
Where Else Can You Find His Work?
Asheville Art Museum
Birmingham Museum of Art
Georgia Museum of Art
Kentucky Folk Art Center
Lehigh University Art Galleries
Morris Museum of Art
Museum of International Folk Art
New Orleans Museum of Art
Saint James Place Folk Art Museum, Robersonville, NC
Publications and Press:
Foxfire 10 (chapter on “R.A. Miller: The Wizard of Windmills”)
Passionate Visions of the American South: Self-Taught Artists, 1940 to the Present, New Orleans Museum of Art, October 23, 1993-January 30, 1994, Curator: Alice Rae Yelen, catalog
Folk Art from the Collection of Sally M. Griffiths, Art Museum of Southeast Texas, January 14-April 10, 1994, Curator: Andree M. Hymel, catalog
Outsider Art: An Exploration of Chicago Collections, Chicago Cultural Center, December 9, 1996-February 23, 1997, Curator: Kenneth C. Burkhart, catalog
Love: Error and Eros, American Visionary Art Museum, May 19, 1998-May 30, 1999, Curators: John and Maggie Maizels
Noah’s Ark: Animals by Southern Self-Taught Artists, Art Museum of the University of Memphis, August 1-September 19, 1998, Curator: Carol Crown
Keeping the Faith: An Exhibition of Religious Folk Art, Center for Contemporary ARts, Saint Louis, MO, March 5-April 16, 1999, Curator: John Foster
R.A. Miller: A Tribute, Brenau University Galleries, Gainesville, GA, 2006
Lord Love You: Works by R.A. Miller from the Mullis Collection, Georgia Museum of Art, August 15-October 24, 2009, Curator: Paul Manoguerra. catalog