Leaving the Clothing Depot
serigraph, 128/290
22 3/4 x 18 in, 57.8 x 45.7 cm 
Born in Saint John, New Brunswick, 1912 – 1968

Miller Brittain was born in Saint John, New Brunswick. He studied at the Art Students League in New York in 1931-32, where he was influenced by the social realism of the faculty at that time. On his return to Canada he spent virtually the rest of his life painting in Saint John.

Brittain was unique in Canadian art in that his oeuvre was primarily figurative at a time when Canadian art was generally concerned with landscape painting or was non-objective.

He served with the RCAF as a bomb-aimer in World War II. Examples of his work are in many major collections, including the National Gallery of Canada, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, the Art Gallery of Ontario, the Winnipeg Art Gallery, the Beaverbrook Art Gallery, the Canadian War Museum, the Confederation Art Gallery, and the New Brunswick Museum.


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