John Everett Millais

John Everett Millais

John Everett Millais (1829—1896) was a painter and one of the founders of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood.

John Everett Millais Summary

  • Born in Southampton to a family from the island of Jersey, to which he was forever attached
  • Admitted to the Royal Academy Schools at the age of 11, an unprecedented fact
  • In 1847, formed the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood with William Holman Hunt and Dante Gabriel Rossetti
  • His portrayal of the Holy Family as working-class was highly controversial
  • His relationship was John Ruskin was complicated; Millais married his ex-wife, Effie Gray
  • In later life undertook the painting of broader canvasses, portraits, and landscapes

John Everett Millais’ Famous Paintings

  • Christ in the House of His Parents (1850)
  • Mariana (1851)
  • Ophelia (1852)
  • A Huguenot on St Bartholomew’s Day (1852)
  • The Vale of Rest (1858)
  • The Black Brunswicker (1860)
  • The Eve of Saint Agnes (1863)
  • Chill October (1870)
  • The North-West Passage (1878)
  • John Henry Newman (1881)

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