Do you enjoy Olga's Gallery? Help us make this website even bigger and better!
You can read about our plans and ways you can contribute on our IndieGoGo Campaign.

Olga's Gallery

Sir John Everett Millais. John Ruskin. 1854. Oil on canvas. Private collection. More. [Order a Print]

Sir John Everett Millais. John Ruskin.
Ruskin, John (1819-1900) English author and art critic. His works Modern Painters (1843), which hotly supported Turnerís art, The Seven Lamps of Architecture (1848), The Stones of Venice (1851-53) made him critic of the day, later he became the most influential art critic of the Victorian era.† Supported artists of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. From 1867,† held the post of Rede Lecturer in Cambridge, and from 1869-1884 a professorship of fine arts in Oxford. Founded a museum and a drawing school in Oxford, and in Meersbrook a night school for craftsmen. Towards the end of his life Ruskin increasingly suffered from a severe nervous illness. His watercolors and drawings were exhibited from 1873 to 1884 at the Old Water-Color Society. See his Cascade de la Folie, Chamonix (1849), grandly atmospheric view of an Alpine chain, its expansiveness recalls early Turner

Home        Artist Index        Country Index