The Ricketts Art Foundation, the Buffalo Bill Center of the West, and the Museum of Mountain Man have joined together to provide the public with a full range of Alfred Jacob Miller’s western works. Miller is a leading figure in nineteenth century American art history whose remarkable skills as a painter, historical recorder of the mountain man era, and special sensitivity to native people make him worthy of modern review and enjoyment.
The Foundation does not have research facilities.
The Buffalo Bill Center of the West is home to the McCracken Research Library which contains tens of thousands of books and is uniquely focused on the history and art of the American West. Reference books on artists like Miller and the mountain man era are generously represented. The Center is located in Cody, Wyoming.
The Museum of the Mountain has an extensive collection of fur trade materials in their research library. To ensure that a Museum staff person will be available to assist, research at the Museum of Mountain Man is by appointment only. The library and archives in Pinedale, Wyoming are accessible year round. Appointments can be made by calling the museum curator at 307-367-4101.
Use of images on the Alfred Jacob Miller Online Catalog should be limited to non-commercial, educational, and personal use only. The Foundation cannot grant permission for works from other collections. Certain images on the Online Catalog may be protected by copyright, trademark, rights of privacy/publicity, or related interests owned by one or more third parties.
The numbering system for the items listed on the Online Catalog is derived from the Miller catalogue raisonné, Ron Tyler, Alfred Jacob Miller: Artist on the Oregon Trail (Fort Worth: Amon Carter Museum, 1982).
A catalogue raisonné is a volume or website that explores the full body of an artist’s work. Catalogue raisonnés are available on many nineteenth century American artists including, for example, Mary Cassatt, Frederic Remington, Charles Russell, William Ranney, and Childe Hassam.
The Ron Tyler book is out of print at this time. Copies can be purchased, however, at any number of used book stores that feature western books and on several websites that sell used books.
Comments or corrections should be emailed to info@AlfredJacobMiller.com.
The largest holding of Alfred Jacob Miller works can be found at the following institutions:
Any one of these institutions may have some or all of their Miller works in storage at any one time, so one must not expect to see them without making special arrangements or at least inquiring before visiting.
The Foundation does not authenticate, appraise, or evaluate works of art.