Millais, Sir John Everett


Millais, Sir John Everett
born June 8, 1829, Southampton, Hampshire, Eng.
died Aug. 13, 1896, London

British painter and illustrator.

In 1848 he became a founding member of the Pre-Raphaelites, a group founded in opposition to contemporary academic painting. His period of greatest achievement came in the 1850s, with The Return of the Dove to the Ark (1851) and one of his greatest public successes, The Blind Girl (1856), a tour de force of Victorian sentiment and technical facility. He was popular as a portraitist and also as a book illustrator, notably for the novels of Anthony Trollope.

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  • Millais,Sir John Everett — Mil·lais (mĭ lāʹ), Sir John Everett. 1829 1896. British painter and a founder of the Pre Raphaelite Brotherhood (1848). His works include Christ in the Carpenter s Shop (1850) and Order of Release (1853). * * * …   Universalium

  • Millais, Sir John Everett — (8 jun. 1829, Southampton, Hampshire, Inglaterra–13 ago. 1896, Londres). Pintor e ilustrador británico. En 1848 se hizo miembro fundador del prerrafaelismo, grupo fundado en oposición a la pintura académica contemporánea. Su período de mayor auge …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • MILLAIS, SIR JOHN EVERETT —    painter, born of Jersey parentage, at Southampton; studied at the Royal Academy, and at 17 exhibited a notable historical work; early associated with Rossetti and Holman Hunt, he remained for over 20 years under their influence; to this period …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Millais, Sir John Everett —  (1829–1896) British painter …   Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

  • Millais, Sir John Everett, 1st Baronet — ▪ British painter born June 8, 1829, Southampton, Hampshire, Eng. died Aug. 13, 1896, London  English painter and illustrator, and a founding member of the artistic movement known as the Pre Raphaelite Brotherhood.       In 1838 Millais went to… …   Universalium

  • Sir John Everett Millais — n. John Everett Millais (1829 1896), English painter …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Sir John Everett Millais — noun Englishman and Pre Raphaelite painter (1829 1896) • Syn: ↑Millais • Instance Hypernyms: ↑Pre Raphaelite …   Useful english dictionary

  • John Everett Millais — Fotografía de Elliott Fry …   Wikipedia Español

  • John Everett Millais — Born 8 June 1829(1829 06 08) Southampton, England Died 13 Augu …   Wikipedia

  • John Everett Millais — Selbstbildnis John Everett Millais [ˈmilɛː] (* 8. Juni 1829 in Southampton; † 13. August 1896 in London[1]) war ein britischer …   Deutsch Wikipedia


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