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      //HENRI ROUSSEAU//



      • Known as: Folk and naïve (primitive) artist
      • Born: May 21, 1844, Laval, Loire Valley, France
      • Birthname: Henri Julien Rousseau
      • Died: September 2, 1910, Paris, France
      • Interred: Cimetière de Bagneux



    • Henri Rousseau is the best known and greatest of all of the naive painters.

      He was the son of a tinsmith. His jobs before he started seriously painting in his early 40s included working for a lawyer, serving in the army for four years, as a government employee in Paris to support his mother when his father died; and, in 1871, promotion to the toll collector's office in Paris as a tax collector.

      In his mid-20s, he began a relationship with a cabinetmaker's daughter, Clemence Boitard.

      Rousseau started painting seriously in his early forties. He was largely self-taught.


      Trivia:

      • A casual acquaintance of Rousseau once suggested the undertake a fraudulent bank transaction. Rousseau agreed, was apprehended, and had to appear in court. He was only placed on probation. Upon the pronouncement of his release, he said to the judge: 'In order to thank you, I shall paint a picture of your wife!'
      • In November 2005, Tate Modern had a major exhibition of his work, which ran for four months
      • His most famous painting is The Sleeping Gypsy (1897)





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      henri rousseau / paysage exotique henri rousseau / urwald henri rousseau / pink candle henri rousseau / surprised storm in the forest henri rousseau / eine karnevalsnacht henri rousseau / ueberrascht sturm im wald
      henri rousseau / combat du tigre henri rousseau / exotic landscape henri rousseau / jungle sunset henri rousseau / sleeping gypsy, 1897 henri rousseau / the waterfall henri rousseau / tropical jungle
      henri rousseau / landscape and zeppelin henri rousseau henri rousseau / im dschungel ein tiger reisst einen bueffel henri rousseau / tiger in a storm henri rousseau / combat du tigre henri rousseau / la charmeuse de serpents
      henri rousseau / flowers lavender henri rousseau / cart of father juniet henri rousseau / flowres green henri rousseau / notre dame henri rousseau / self-portrait henri rousseau / jardin du luxemburg


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