John Everett Millais was a British painter and illustrator who was also the most famous advocate of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood style of painting. He was one of the founding members of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. His painting, Ophelia (1851), is one of the best examples of this style of painting. His paintings, especially his early ones, were rich in detail and focused on the realistic portrayal of the subject. His Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood managed to prove to people that Raphael was not the only way of depicting reality. While Raphael’s style believed in depicting perfection and was far away from reality, the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood believed in depicting life as it is, with all its imperfections. The Brotherhood was initially criticized but with the help of Ruskin, their work slowly became popular. John Everett Millais paintings not only earned him fame but also money. Later in his career, his work was criticized but, in the end, he proved to be one of the best artists of the Victorian era.