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Harold 'Dusty' Miller

Epithet: Artist and cartoonist (1897-1964)

Record type: Biographies

Abode: Acacia House, Fairfield Terrace, Tynwald Street, Douglas and 73 Port e Chee Avenue

Biography: Harold ‘Dusty’ Miller was a popular illustrator and newspaper cartoonist from the 1930s to the 1950s. Miller was also well-known for his illustrated publications ‘It’s A Fact’, a miscellany of curious Manx facts and tales, produced in the 1930s and 1940s. He was a founder member of Douglas Art Group.

Most of Miller's cartoons were satirical, and one of his favourite subjects was the ongoing squabbles between the House of Keys and Douglas Corporation, the largest local authority on the Island.

Miller was born in Liverpool on 4 August 1897 and came to the Isle of Man in 1926, when he married a Manx woman. He was a self-taught artist. He died on 31 August 1964

Married to Frieda Maud Christian and later Rotha Quine. Father to daughters Leslie and Helen Caley and son Douglas Caley

Occupation / profession: Artist

Gender: Male

Date of birth: 1897-08-04

Place of birth: Liverpool, England

Date of death: 1964-08-31

Place of death: Douglas, Isle of Man

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