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Robert Miller (April 17, 1939 – June 22, 2011) was an American art dealer.

Robert Miller
BornApril 17, 1939 (1939-04-17)
DiedJune 22, 2011 (2011-06-23) (aged 72)
OccupationAmerican art dealer

Miller was born in Atlantic City, New Jersey in 1939. In 1964 Miller began his career in NYC as an artist; but by 1966 gave that up to become an art dealer. [1] He worked for twelve years as an assistant to the art dealer André Emmerich. [2] In 1977 he opened his own gallery on Fifth Avenue in New York City with his wife, Betsy Wittenborn Miller;[3] it later moved to the Fuller Building on East 57th Street, and then to 26th Street in Chelsea, Manhattan.[4]He showed work by the artists Louise Bourgeois, Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell and Alice Neel, and by photographers such as Jan Groover, Robert Mapplethorpe and Bruce Weber.[5]

He retired in 2002, and died on June 22, 2011, aged 72, at his home in El Portal, Florida, from an infection.[4] Patti Smith reflecting on her friend Robert Mapplethorpe thought Miller was a mentor to him. [6]

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  1. ^ Robert Miller, Prominent New York Gallerist, 1939-2011, Art in America
  2. ^ Leading Art Dealer Robert Miller, Founder of Robert Miller Gallery, Dies at 72, Art Daily
  3. ^ Freeman, Nate (2016-07-27). "Robert Miller Gallery Closes Chelsea Space, and Betsy Wittenborn Miller's Upper East Side Maisonette Is on the Market". ARTnews. Retrieved 2018-08-29.
  4. ^ a b William Grimes (June 26, 2011). Robert Miller, Manhattan Art Dealer, Dies at 72. The New York Times. Accessed August 2018.
  5. ^ Leading Art Dealer Robert Miller, Founder of Robert Miller Gallery, Dies at 72, Art Daily
  6. ^ Robert Miller, Maverick Art Dealer and Mapplethorpe Mentor, Dead at 72 L magazine

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