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John Everett Millais (1829–1896) was a British painter and illustrator, and one of the founding members of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, a revolutionary group that sought to reform the art of their time by returning to the principles and techniques of early Italian Renaissance painters before the High Renaissance.

Born in Southampton, England, Millais displayed exceptional artistic talent from an early age. He enrolled in the Royal Academy of Arts at the age of 11, making him one of the youngest students in the history of the institution. In his late teens, along with Dante Gabriel Rossetti and William Holman Hunt, Millais founded the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, which aimed to create art that was sincere, detailed, and emotionally resonant.

The Pre-Raphaelites rejected the academic conventions of their day, favoring vivid colors, intricate details, and a focus on nature and medieval themes. Millais was a central figure in the movement, and his early works like "Christ in the House of His Parents" (also known as "The Carpenter's Shop") stirred controversy due to its unconventional portrayal of religious subjects and its attention to realistic detail.

In the later part of his career, Millais moved away from the strict Pre-Raphaelite style and embraced a more naturalistic approach. His portraiture, landscapes, and genre paintings gained popularity, and he was even commissioned to paint official portraits, including one of the future Edward VII.

One of Millais' most famous paintings is "Ophelia" (1851-1852), inspired by Shakespeare's "Hamlet." The painting captures the tragic drowning of Ophelia with meticulous attention to detail, lush colors, and a sense of melancholy.

In addition to painting, Millais was a successful book illustrator. He also had a significant influence on the art world as the President of the Royal Academy from 1896 until his death.

Sir John Everett Millais' legacy is profound. His early Pre-Raphaelite works, controversial in their time, have come to be recognized as masterpieces that challenged the norms of Victorian art. His later contributions to portraiture and genre painting demonstrated his versatility and adaptability, making him one of the leading figures in the history of British art in the 19th century.