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Sir John Everett Millais

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Sir John Everett Millais

  • Birth 8 Jun 1829 Southampton, Southampton Unitary Authority, Hampshire, England
  • Death 13 Aug 1896 Kensington, Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, Greater London, England
  • Burial London, City of London, Greater London, England
  • Plot Artists Corner, the crypt
  • Memorial ID 6204

Artist. Born in Southampton, Millais was a child prodigy who began painting at the age of 4. His family moved to London to help further his art education, and in 1840 at age 11, he became the youngest student ever to enroll at the Royal Academy Schools. While studying at the RA, he became friends with Holman Hunt and Dante Gabriel Rossetti. The three friends founded the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood in 1848. In 1853 at 24, he was elected an associate of the RA - only one man, Sir Thomas Lawrence, was ever elected younger. In 1896, following the death of Leighton, the aging and ill Millais was knighted and elected President of the Royal Academy. His health continued to fail and he died the same year, to be succeeded by Poynter as PRA. Some of his most widely-recognized works are "Cymon & Iphigenia," "Lorenzo & Isabella," "The Blind Girl," "Message From the Sea," and "Ophelia."

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 25 Aug 1999
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6204
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Sir John Everett Millais (8 Jun 1829–13 Aug 1896), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6204, citing Saint Paul's Cathedral, London, City of London, Greater London, England ; Maintained by Find A Grave .