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1) Sir John Everett Millais, 1st Baronet, 8 June 1829 to 13 August 1896, was an English painter and illustrator who was one of the founders of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood.
2) Millais's Christ in the House of His Parents (1849 to 50) was highly controversial because of its realistic portrayal of a working class Holy Family laboring in a messy carpentry workshop.
3) After his marriage, he began to paint in a broader style, condemned as "catastrophe." Been argued that this change of style resulted from Millais's need to increase his output to support his family
4) His many landscape paintings of this period usually depict difficult or dangerous terrain, and he was also very successful as a book illustrator.
5) Millais was elected as an associate member of the Royal Academy of Arts in 1853, and was soon elected as a full member of the Academy, in which he was a prominent and active participant.
6) When Millais died in 1896, the Prince of Wales (later to become King Edward VII) chaired a memorial committee which commissioned a statue of the artist.
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