One of the most famous 19th century English painters. He was also a successful book illustrator.
John Everett Millais, had an affair with Ruskin's wife Effie who later had her marriage annuled on the grounds that John Ruskin was "incapable of conusmmating" their marriage "by reason of incurable impotency." Effie and Millais were married one year later.
He graduated with a Doctor of Civil Law
He was created 1st Baronet Millais, of Palace Gate, Kensington, co. Middlesex and of St. Ouen [U.K.] on 16 July 1885.
He was decorated with the award of the Order of Leopold, Belgium.
He was decorated with the award of the Prussian Order of Merit.
He was decorated with the award of the Officer, Legion of Honour.
He was president of the Royal Academy in 1896.
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