Ruskin and the Pre-Raphaelites

Wednesday 6th March 2013 at 2 .00 pm

Michael Wheeler

A graduate of Cambridge and London universities, Michael Wheeler has held Chairs at Lancaster and Southampton universities. His books include ‘Heaven, Hell and the Victorians’; ‘Ruskin’s God’; and ‘Catholic and Protestant in Nineteenth-Century English Culture’. Michael has lectured to a wide range of audiences at home and abroad.

Himself a brilliant draughtsman, John Ruskin was England’s most influential art critic. Launching his career with Modern Painters, in which he argued that Turner was England’s greatest landscape painter, Ruskin went on to support the Pre-Raphaelites and attack Whistler. His Academy Notes could make or break an aspiring artist’s career. Michael Wheeler, author of ‘Ruskin’s God’, will investigate the professional and personal relationships between Ruskin and John Everett Millais, Dante Gabriel Rossetti and William Holman Hunt.


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