Artist Sir John Everett Millais won his first silver medal from the Society of Arts when he was 9 years old. Two years later, he was accepted as the youngest artist ever at Royal Academy Schools. Sir John Everett Millais' paintings are known for their bright colors and the detailed emotion he conveyed through his portraiture.
He was an avid outdoorsman and painted a series of landscapes in Perthshire, Scotland, where he often hunted and fished. In his twenties, Sir John Everett Millais' artwork included illustrations for books and magazines. It wasn’t until a decade later that he began undertaking portraits of young women and prominent public figures. Artist Sir John Everett Millais was made a baronet at age 56. Art enthusiasts can find more vintage portrait paintings for sale online at Invaluable.