The Artist Birthday Series

Xavier Mellery

Xavier Mellery: painter Xavier Mellery (9 August 1845, Laken โ€“ 4 February 1921, Brussels) was a Belgian Symbolist painter. The son of a gardener at the Royal Palace at Laeken, Xavier Mellery initially worked with the painter-decorator Charles Albert before attending the Brussels Academy of Fine Arts from 1860 to 1867. There his teachers included… Read More Xavier Mellery

The Artist Birthday Series

John Everett Millais

Today’s Artist Birthday: John Everett Millais John Everett Millais (8 June 1829 โ€“ 13 August 1896)ย was an English painter and illustrator who was one of the founders of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. Millais was born in Southampton, England, the son of John William Millais, a wealthy gentleman from an old Jersey family. His mother’s family were… Read More John Everett Millais