About Mireille Miller

The Artist Behind Women Leading the Way: Suffragists & Suffragettes



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Mireille Miller, at work in her studio

"The Suffragette Movement is about more than the right to vote. It's about a human right. It's about dreams and reaching for the stars and taking action to change the world." -- Mireille Miller

Mireille Miller is a New York City-based artist and painter, who leads the art program in the Primary School of the Lycée Français de New York. She is known for her commissions and large projects.

Born and raised in a bohemian family in France, she developed a passion for drawing at a very early age. She came to the United States in 1978. Her formal art education did not begin until she moved to New York City, where she thrived on the creative energy and freedom of downtown life and decided to stay.

As a teacher, she has dedicated her career to inspiring in students the confidence to create, a passion for history and art history and the tools to tell stories of their own lives and the world around them through art of many different media.

Early on, the desire to contribute work relevant to the issues of her lifetime, as well as a quest for a higher purpose, determined her creative path as an artist. Her interest lies primarily in connecting with our common past and in sharing her vision of our collective history through storytelling.

She has spent over a decade chronicling women's achievements in pictorial form from the eighteenth century onward, with the aim of bringing greater awareness of their contributions worldwide.

"For me, my painting and the entire suffragette movement are part of a fabric that stretches back more than 100 years to the time of Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, Harriet Tubman..." she says. "May it extend far into the future and inspire generations of young and courageous women and men around the world to continue the fight to give a voice to women and all disenfranchised peoples." 

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