to be one of the prominent "Elder" American
Folk Artists his work can be found in the Museum of American Folk
Art in New York.
R.A. Miller now lives on the same property he was born on although
not in the same house. The original family house was destroyed
by the tornado of 1936 that
He later married and found religion and started preaching at Revivals
all over Northwest Georgia.
He started to create art while in his late '60's after experiencing
problems with his eyesight. He is best known for his tin cut
out figures. His subjects include
flags, devils, roosters, and Uncle Sam. His paintings on wood or masonite
often include dinosaurs along with a religious message. Some
of his artwork has also been used in the music videos of the
R.A. uses a hammer to flatten discarded gutters and cuts out pieces of tin
roofing to make his cut-outs. His unique contribution to American art is well
in the books Light Of The Spirit, portraits of Southern Outsider Artists (1998)
Goekjian/Leacock and Fine Folk: Art'n'Facts From The Rural South (1990) Perryman/Smith.
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