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French 1844-1910 Henri Rousseau Locations He was born in Laval in the Loire Valley into the family of a plumber. 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. He was mediocre in some subjects at the high school but won prizes for drawing and music. He worked for a lawyer and studied law, but "attempted a small perjury and sought refuge in the army," serving for 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 1871, he was promoted to the toll collector's office in Paris as a tax collector. He started painting seriously in his early forties, and by age 49 he retired from his job to work on his art. His wife died in 1888 and he later remarried. Rousseau claimed he had "no teacher other than nature", although he admitted he had received "some advice" from two established Academic painters, Felix Auguste-Clement and Jean-Leon Gerome. Essentially he was self-taught and is considered to be a naive or primitive painter.

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Henri Rousseau Portrait of Pierre Loti oil painting artist


Henri Rousseau Portrait of Pierre Loti oil painting artist

Portrait of Pierre Loti
Painting ID::  27153
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Henri Rousseau Landscape Portrait oil painting artist


Henri Rousseau Landscape Portrait oil painting artist

Landscape Portrait
Painting ID::  27155
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Henri Rousseau Portrait of a Woman oil painting artist


Henri Rousseau Portrait of a Woman oil painting artist

Portrait of a Woman
Painting ID::  27156
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Henri Rousseau Portrait of a Woman oil painting artist


Henri Rousseau Portrait of a Woman oil painting artist

Portrait of a Woman
Painting ID::  27157
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Henri Rousseau Promenade in the Forest of Saint-Germain oil painting artist


Henri Rousseau Promenade in the Forest of Saint-Germain oil painting artist

Promenade in the Forest of Saint-Germain
Painting ID::  27159
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