John Everett Millais Biography

Illustrator, Painter (1829–1896)
John Everett Millais was a 19th century English painter who co-founded the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood.


Born on June 8, 1829, in Southampton, England, John Everett Millais was an artistic prodigy who studied in London and went on to co-found the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood with his peers. Millais became renowned for works like Lorenzo and Isabella and Blind Girl, even while facing critiques over his style. He also specialized in landscape and portraiture work. He died on August 13, 1896.

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