Harland Miller is a British artist and author who is best known for his large-scale, photo-realistic paintings, posters and prints of vintage Penguin book covers.
A critically acclaimed novelist as well as an influential painter, his practise explores the combination of image and text, similar in scope to American artist, Ed Ruscha. The covers he paints often feature his own invented, sardonic titles combined with the iconic Penguin logo. His muted tones and painterly brushstrokes imbue his canvases with the worn character of a used book, yet often convey subversive socio-political critiques.
Born in 1964 in Yorkshire, but currently based in London, Harland received both his BA and MA from the Chelsea College of Art, and his solo exhibitions include, amongst others, those held at the White Cube Gallery, the Royal Academy of Arts, and the Marianne Boesky Gallery in New York.