About John Ruskin

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Sesame And Lilies


1819 born in London. Son of a wealthy wine merchant

1833 the family went on the first of its many tours of Europe, and the boy ardently studied nature and painting.

1840 His stay (1836‚??40) at Oxford resulted in his winning the Newdigate Prize for poetry and in his determining not to enter the ministry

1843 The first volume of Ruskin‚??s Modern Painters appeared

1848 Ruskin married Euphemia (Effie) Gray

1849 The Seven Lamps of Architecture was published

1854 his marriage was annulled and Effie later married Millais.

1860 He finished all five volumes of Modern Painters. This work started as a defense of the painter J. M. W. Turner and developed into a treatise elaborating the principles that art is based on national and individual integrity and morality and also that art is a ‚??universal language.‚?Ě

1865 Sesame and Lillies

1866 The Crown Of Wild Olives

1867 Time and Tide

1870 He was made the first professor of art in England (Slade professor, Oxford)

1878 he suffered his first period of insanity.

1900 Died




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