John Everett Millais

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John Everett Millais- A Book Illustrator & An English painter

John Everett Millais was born in the year 1829 on 8th June and is known as an English painter and book illustrator. He was hard working and god gifted child who had so many skills. In fact, he was one of the youngest students at the Royal Academy Schools. He joined the school at the age of 11. In his 20s, he did so many works that received appreciation worldwide. 


The early life period of John Everett Millais

The career of John was considered as one of the great Victorian success stories. In the year of 1850s, he made some changes in his style. He won all the academy prizes. In the year 1848, he met with two other artists named William Holman Hunt and Dante Gabriel Rossetti and formed the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. Millais’s greatest artistic achievement came in the year 1850s.


Further, in 1863, he became an academician. At this time, he broadened his content ideas and painting styles. He executed illustrations for E. Moxon’s edition of Tennyson’s poems.


Major works of John Everett Millais

The major works of John Everett Millais are Ophelia, Christ in the House of His Parents, Mariana, The Order of Release 1746, Autumn Leaves, Isabella, The Blind Girl, The Black Brunswicker, The Boyhood of Raleigh, and A Dream of the Past: Sir Isumbras at the Ford.


In later years, he made so many reproductive prints, and in 1896, Millais succeeded Frederic Leighton as President of the Royal Academy. Later he was seriously ill with cancer and died only six months after his election. His life was filled with so misery, and he did a lot of impressive works. He spent a happy married life and was a successful artist too who achieved appreciation from many people. Overall, he was a great man, a great painter, and a great husband!