R. A. Miller

The youngest of eight children, R. A. Miller's father was shot and killed over a road dispute shortly before his birth. Starting work at a local cotton mill at the early age of twelve, he would walk to work at this same job for the next twenty years. Finding religion as a young man, Miller preached in tent revival meetings in Georgia.

Upon retirement, he began making whirligigs like he did in his youth. He used found materials discarded by others such as old bicycle parts, tin house siding and other scraps to create unique and eclectic objects including the cut-out tin animals for which he is best known.

R. A. Miller's work is highly collected and he is considered one of the "elder" statesman of Folk Art. His work has been featured in REM music videos as well as the following museums:

-High Museum of Art, Atlanta

-The Museum of American Folk Art, New York

R. A. Miller passed away on Tuesday, March 7, 2006 at the age of 93. He will be greatly missed.

Thanks so much for the correction and great story, Mike, now I do see the ears!

Happy Holidays to you and everyone!

Pink Spotted Rabbit
17 1/2" x 9"
house paint on tin cut-out
SOLD

I just wanted to send along a correction on one of your R.A. Miller pieces. What you have titled as "Pink Spotted Pig" is actually a "Pink Spotted Rabbit" ... this description came from R.A. himself. I used to stop by his house a few times a year when I lived in Georgia . When I commented how much I liked the "Pig" R.A. said "That ain't no pig, its a rabbit ... can't you see the ears?" Happy Holidays! Mike

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Mike Malone, Ph.D.

Professor

ECE Program

University of Cincinnati

"I Love My Wife"

Lord Love You Sign

16" x 15 1/2"
marker on tin - irregular shape

SOLD

Devil

Lord Love You Sign

10 1/2" x 15 1/2"
house paint on tin

SOLD

 

Brown Cat with White Feet

14" x 7"
house paint on tin cut-out
SOLD

Two Headed Snake

24" x 12"
marker on plywood
SOLD

Devil

20 1/2" (at widest point) x 36"

paint on irregular shaped section of an old countertop

$200

Fantastic Snake

5 feet 5" long!

3 1/2" wide

house paint on tin cut-out

$325

Lizard and Bird

24" x 12"
marker on plywood
SOLD

Flag (One)

8 1/2" x 4"
house paint on tin cut-out
SOLD

Preacher Man

7 1/2" x 20 1/4"
house paint on tin cut-out
SOLD

"Lord Love You" Angel

15 3/4" x 16"
marker on masonite
$125

Preacher Man

8" x 21"
house paint on tin cut-out
SOLD

Devil Bird

16" x 16"
marker on masonite

SOLD

Devil Sed ...

24" x 24"

marker on wood

$175

Three Bears

Lord Love You Sign

18" x 12"
marker on old road sign

$145

Angel

15 ½” x 15 7/8”
marker on masonite

SOLD

Statue of Liberty

8 1/2" x 24 1/2"


house paint on tin cut-out

SOLD

Chicken

20" x 11"

house paint on tin cut-out

SOLD

Mrs Blow Oscar

10" x 33 3/4"

house paint on tin cut-out

SOLD

"Noie Ark"

Lord Love You

18" x 15"

irregular shape
marker on tin

$165

 

Blue Bull

Lord Love You

18" x 12"
marker on old road sign

SOLD

Lord Love You

16” x 15 ¾”
marker on masonite
$75

Lord Love You

marker on wood

12" x 24"

$145

Devil Hate Man

and Woman

marker on wood
24” x 12”

$145

"Lord Love You" Two Headed Devil

marker on wood

12” x 24”

$145

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