40 x 31 1/2 in. (101.6 x 80 cm)
Framed: 48 x 37 1/2 in. (121.9 x 95.3 cm)
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
George Miller’s Chairman portrait honoring his service for the Committee on Science and Astronautics hews to a conventional format, including a flag, books, and an office setting. Dallas-based artist Victor Lallier was popular among Members of Congress, and the House ultimately acquired nine of his portraits. Early in his career, Lallier’s work was inspired by Italian Renaissance portraiture. The legacy of this influence can be seen in the intense, matte colors and the precise handling of paint evident in Miller’s portrait.