John Everett Millais canvas prints & artprints
Sir John Everett Millais is an English painter born on June 8, 1829 in Kensington. In 1840, he entered the Royal Academy School. In 1848, he formed the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood alongside William Morris Hunt and Dante Gabriel-Rossetti. He received mixed critics for his art. Charles Dickens was against his art, while John Ruskin appreciated his technique, and that of the Pre-Raphaelites. Sir John Everett Millais became an Associate of the Royal Academy in 1853. Following his marriage to Ruskin's ex-wife in 1855, their collaboration ended. At this point, he became a true painter of portraits, with an academic technique, and of genre scene. He gradually abandoned the Pre-Raphaelite style and its theories. In 1863, he became a Royal Academician and in 1896, shortly before his death on August 13, 1896, he became the President of the Academy. His title of baron was awarded to him in 1885.