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12/10/2015

Henri Rousseau

"Henri Julien Félix Rousseau (French: ; May 21, 1844 – September 2, 1910) was a French Post-Impressionist painter in the Naïve or Primitive manner. He was also known as Le Douanier (the customs officer), a humorous description of his occupation as a toll collector. Ridiculed during his lifetime by critics, he came to be recognized as a self-taught genius whose works are of high artistic quality. Rousseau's work exerted an extensive influence on several generations of avant-garde artists.
Henri Rousseau was born in Laval, France, in 1844 into the family of a plumber; he was forced to work there as a small boy. He attended Laval High School as a day student and then as a boarder, after his father became a debtor and his parents had to leave the town upon the seizure of their house. Though mediocre in some of his high school subjects, Rousseau won prizes for drawing and music. After high school, he worked for a lawyer and studied law, but ""attempted a small perjury and sought refuge in the army."" He served four years, starting in 1863. With his father's death, Rousseau moved to Paris in 1868 to support his widowed mother as a government employee. In 1868, he married Clémence Boitard, his landlord's 15-year-old daughter, with whom he had six children (only one survived). In 1871, he was appointed as a collector of the octroi of Paris, collecting taxes on goods entering Paris. His wife died in 1888 and he married Josephine Noury in 1898. He started painting seriously in his early forties; by age 49, he retired from his job to work on his art full-time.

Rousseau claimed he had ""no teacher other than nature"", although he admitted he had received ""some advice"" from two established Academic painters, Félix Auguste Clément and Jean-Léon Gérôme. Essentially, he was self-taught and is considered to be a naïve or primitive painter."

 Henri Rousseau  Paintings

henri rousseau avenue de l observatoire painting 10695

henri rousseau avenue de l observatoire painting 10695

henri rousseau boat in a storm painting 10696

henri rousseau boat in a storm painting 10696

Surprise

Surprise

Fight Between a Tiger and a Buffalo

Fight Between a Tiger and a Buffalo

henri rousseau footbridge at passy painting 10708

henri rousseau footbridge at passy painting 10708

henri rousseau bouquet of flowers painting 10701

henri rousseau bouquet of flowers painting 10701

henri rousseau self portrait with a lamp painting 10738

henri rousseau self portrait with a lamp painting 10738

henri rousseau walking in the parc montsouris painting 10778

henri rousseau walking in the parc montsouris painting 10778

Bouquet of Flowers with an Ivy Branch

Bouquet of Flowers with an Ivy Branch

Bouquet of Flowers

Bouquet of Flowers

henri rousseau portrait of a woman painting 10729

henri rousseau portrait of a woman painting 10729

henri rousseau woman with an umbrella in an exotic forest painting 10780

henri rousseau woman with an umbrella in an exotic forest painting 10780

henri rousseau the representatives of foreign powers coming to greet the republic as a sign of peace painting 10757

henri rousseau the representatives of foreign powers coming to greet the republic as a sign of peace painting 10757

henri rousseau carnival evening painting 18174

henri rousseau carnival evening painting 18174

henri rousseau luxembourg garden painting 10722

henri rousseau luxembourg garden painting 10722

henri rousseau a centennial of independence painting 24621

henri rousseau a centennial of independence painting 24621

henri rousseau notre dame view of the ile saint painting 10725

henri rousseau notre dame view of the ile saint painting 10725

henri rousseau portrait of joseph brummer painting 10731

henri rousseau portrait of joseph brummer painting 10731

Negro Attacked by a Jaguar

Negro Attacked by a Jaguar

The Waterfall

The Waterfall

henri rousseau bouquet of flowers painting 10698

henri rousseau bouquet of flowers painting 10698

henri rousseau family fishing painting 10791

henri rousseau family fishing painting 10791

henri rousseau two monkeys in the jungle painting 23909

henri rousseau two monkeys in the jungle painting 23909

Boy on the Rocks

Boy on the Rocks

henri rousseau the avenue in the park at saint painting 10742

henri rousseau the avenue in the park at saint painting 10742

henri rousseau the tiger hunt painting 10760

henri rousseau the tiger hunt painting 10760

henri rousseau boy on the rocks painting 18006

henri rousseau boy on the rocks painting 18006

henri rousseau a corner of the plateau of bellevue painting 10692

henri rousseau a corner of the plateau of bellevue painting 10692

henri rousseau village near a factory painting 10776

henri rousseau village near a factory painting 10776

henri rousseau bouquet of flowers painting 10697

henri rousseau bouquet of flowers painting 10697

henri rousseau landscape on the banks of the bievre at becetre spring painting 10715

henri rousseau landscape on the banks of the bievre at becetre spring painting 10715

Monkeys in the Jungle

Monkeys in the Jungle

Family Fishing

Family Fishing

henri rousseau portrait of the artist s second wife with a lamp painting 10735

henri rousseau portrait of the artist s second wife with a lamp painting 10735

henri rousseau the customs house painting 10744

henri rousseau the customs house painting 10744

henri rousseau view of bievre painting 10764

henri rousseau view of bievre painting 10764

Exotic Landscape 1908

Exotic Landscape 1908

henri rousseau eve painting 18892

henri rousseau eve painting 18892

henri rousseau scout attacked by a tiger painting 10737

henri rousseau scout attacked by a tiger painting 10737

henri rousseau view of the ile saint painting 10772

henri rousseau view of the ile saint painting 10772

Tropical Forest with Monkeys

Tropical Forest with Monkeys

henri rousseau jungle with lion painting 10789

henri rousseau jungle with lion painting 10789

henri rousseau landscape on the banks of the oise area of chaponval painting 10716

henri rousseau landscape on the banks of the oise area of chaponval painting 10716

henri rousseau portrait of a woman painting 10728

henri rousseau portrait of a woman painting 10728

henri rousseau the artillerymen painting 10741

henri rousseau the artillerymen painting 10741