Gordon Miller was born in Winnipeg in 1932. From 1950 to 1955 he attended the Vancouver School of Art. During that time he was awarded three scholarships, including the first T. Ingledew Scholarship at graduation. He spent his summers as a seaman on B.C. Coast Steamships, sailing to Alaska, Victoria, Nanaimo, Port Angeles and Seattle. In 1956 and 1957 he travelled in Italy, France, England and Ireland.

Positions he has held include:

  • Graphic designer for CBC and BCTV television for eight years
  • Three years as a commercial and exhibit designer with Hopping, Kovach and Grinnel
  • Seven years as Chief Designer with the Vancouver Museum and the Vancouver Maritime Museum.

Since 1977 Gordon Miller has freelanced in the areas of illustration, graphic and residential design. He has completed major contracts for the UBC Museum of Anthropology, Royal British Columbia Museum, and National Film Board, and has produced illustrations for UBC Press, Canadian Geographic, Readers Digest, Historical Atlas of Canada, Parks Canada, and the Canadian Museum of Civilization.

Gordon Miller His paintings are included in collections in Vancouver, Victoria, Seattle, Winnipeg, Toronto, Ottawa, Prince Rupert and Los Angeles.

Web site: Sailing into History: The Maritime Paintings of Gordon Miller

Gordon Miller lives in Vancouver, where he continues to spend part of his time sailing the B.C. coastal waterways. He can be contacted at:

2636 West 3rd Avenue
British Columbia V6K 1M3
(604) 731-8492

Journal of Etienne Mercier Recently published:

The Journal of Etienne Mercier, Queen Charlotte Islands, 1853,
text by David Bouchard, paintings by Gordon Miller,
Victoria: Orca Book Publishers, 1998,
ISBN 1-55143-128-9