Sir John Everett Millais

British, 1829 - 1896

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A Christmas Story  by Sir John Everett Millais
A Christmas Story
A Dream of the Past - Sir Isumbras at the...  by Sir John Everett Millais
A Dream of the Past - Sir Isumbras at the...
A Forerunner  by Sir John Everett Millais
A Forerunner
A Jersey Lilly (Lillie Langtry)  by Sir John Everett Millais
A Jersey Lilly (Lillie Langtry)
A Waterfall in Glenfinlas  by Sir John Everett Millais
A Waterfall in Glenfinlas
A Yeoman of the Guard  by Sir John Everett Millais
A Yeoman of the Guard
Annie Miller  by Sir John Everett Millais
Annie Miller
Apple Blossoms  by Sir John Everett Millais
Apple Blossoms
Autumn Leaves  by Sir John Everett Millais
Autumn Leaves
Blow, Blow Thou Winter Wind  by Sir John Everett Millais
Blow, Blow Thou Winter Wind
Bubbles  by Sir John Everett Millais
Bubbles
Christ in the House of His Parents  by Sir John Everett Millais
Christ in the House of His Parents
Early days  by Sir John Everett Millais
Early days
Effie Deans  by Sir John Everett Millais
Effie Deans
Effie with Foxgloves in Her Hair  by Sir John Everett Millais
Effie with Foxgloves in Her Hair
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BIOGRAPHY

John Everett Millais was born in Southampton on 8 June 1829. His family was of French descent. In 1838 he attended Henry Sass' Drawing School and the Royal Academy in 1840. While still a youth, he won various medals for his drawings. His first painting was Pizzarro Seizing the Inca of Peru, 1846.

With Rossetti and Hunt, he founded the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood in 1848. The influence of this movement was first discernible in his Isabella of 1849.

Ophelia, begun in the summer of 1851 and exhibited the following year at the Royal Academy, markes the culmination of Millais' youthful period. Endowed with a virtuoso technical skill and encouraged by Ruskin, he rapidly outstripped his Brotherhood colleagues and won lasting fame. He was elected a member of the Royal Academy in 1863 and served as President in 1896.

Millais' works never failed to elicit praise. His remarkable technique lent his canvases a unique distinction, particuarly in his last paintings, long after the exhilaration of the radiant Pre-Raphaelite period had died away. Towards the end of his life, he turned to portraiture. He was also a fine illustrator.

Millais died in London on 13 August 1896.

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