Edward “Bear” Miller lives and paints in the Hudson Valley. Born and raised in the District of Columbia, Bear completed high school in Millbrook, NY and got his B.A. in History from Reed College (’93). After Reed, Bear apprenticed under Pacific Northwest sculptor Philip McCracken before embarking on a twelve-year career as a social studies teacher which included five years at a bilingual school in Quito, Ecuador. Bear started painting in oils at St. Albans School (under Sandy Larson) and Millbrook School (under Lenny Beecher) and continued painting throughout his college career (under Michael Knutson). Beginning in 2000, Bear was befriended and mentored by painter Robert Stark of Pennsylvania. When he isn’t making art or studying art, Bear likes to climb mountains, play tennis, swim, bicycle, play guitar, practice yoga, and read. He maintains deep family roots in Keene Valley, NY and in New Orleans, LA, showing his work in both locations and in Washington, DC regularly. Bear Miller lives in Hastings-on-Hudson, NY.