James Vance Miller (West Virginia/Virginia, 1912-2002) oil on board impressionist landscape painting of the Blue Ridge Mountains with valley below. Inscribed signature lower right "J. Vance Miller". Pencil signed by the artist en verso stretcher, pencil presentation inscription also en verso. Housed in a contemporary carved Lyzon Gallery gilt wood frame with painted wood liner. Sight – 8 1/2" H x 11 1/2" W. Framed – 14 1/8" H x 17 1/8" W. Provenance: the estate of Celia (Cece) Webb, Nashville, Tennessee. Biography: James Vance Miller began painting in 1944 as a self taught artist, and it eventually became his full time work. He considered his paintings done in the Jefferson National Forest outside Blacksburg, Virginia, to be some of his finest work. He exhibited at various galleries and shows throughout the South including at the Fine Arts Museum of Western Virginia and the Worlds Fair in Knoxville, and was Artist in Residence for The Greenbrier Hotel in Lewisburg, W. Va. (source: Askart). CONDITION: Overall very good condition.
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