Keith Miller was born in Canada in 1949 and was educated at the Ontario College of Art, Toronto and Sheridan College, School of Visual Art. He crewed and taught art aboard the square rigged Norwegian bark STATSRAAD LEHMKUHL and the brigantine GAZELA PRIMEIRO, (part of the Philadelphia Maritime Museum).
His work was exhibited in New York City at the Smith Gallery and later at the Caldwell Snyder Gallery from the late ’70’s to 2008; the John Pence Gallery, San Francisco, CA; South Street Seaport Museum, NY; the Museum of Natural History, NY; the Maritime Gallery at Mystic Seaport, Mystic, CT, where he received an Award of Excellence in 1983; His work is in the private collection of Charles & Irene Hamm; and in corporate collections including; the U.S. Department of State, Museum of the City of New York; Philadelphia Maritime Museum; Marine Museum of Upper Canada, Office of the Mayor of New York City, NY; the Brogan Museum of Art and Science, FL.
Keith has spent most of his life abroad, at first traveling and painting in Europe and South East Asia, and was later to settle in the colonial town of San Miguel de Allende, Mexico where he presently lives. A collection of his travel sketchbooks will be exhibited at the Pallant House Gallery Museum in Chichester, UK in August 2012, a show which will travel to Malaysia.