Another important artist that was associated with the historic hotel where the museum is located was Miles Maryott. Maryott’s parents managed the hotel after the Cozads sold it to Stephen Hendee in 1883. Miles became a well-known painter, taxidermist, and hunting guide. In 1926, his life took an unfortunate turn when he shot and killed the sheriff of Oshkosh, Nebraska. He was tried, convicted and spent the rest of his life in the state penitentiary where he was a prolific painter.
The museum owns a small collection of his paintings, about half of which are from his prison time and the others which date from before he was incarcerated.
Courtesy Robert Henri Museum