Etching, circa 1930, "Saleswomen", 5" by 6 1/8" inside the mat (12" by 14 3/4" as framed), pencil signed at lower right "Hayes Miller" and bearing "40 - prints" at lower right, by the important American artist and teacher, KENNETH HAYES MILLER (1876-1952). Hayes Miller was a familiar scene on the New York art circuit for decades. Although he was an accomplished painter and printmaker, he is perhaps best remembered today for the influence he wielded as a teacher. Many familiar names of mid century American art, such as Yasuo Kuniyoshi, Peggy Bacon, Arnold Blanch, to name just a very few, were instructed by Hayes Miller. He himself studied at the Art Students League with Kenyon Cox, Harry Siddon Mowbray, and William Merritt Chase, so he passed on a proud tradition. Hayes Miller himself taught there between 1911 and 1951. The artist exhibited four works in the famous 1913 Armory Show, and exhibited at the MacBeth Gallery in New York by 1916. In 1944 he became a full National Academician. This etching shows his interest in urban genre. I have not examined this out of the frame but would be happy to do so upon request. See the net for much, much more on this important figure in American 20th century art history. .
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