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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 Old Tower of Avanches oil painting artist


Henri Rousseau Old Tower of Avanches oil painting artist

Old Tower of Avanches
Painting ID::  27161
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Henri Rousseau View of Vanves to the Left of the Gate of Vanves oil painting artist


Henri Rousseau View of Vanves to the Left of the Gate of Vanves oil painting artist

View of Vanves to the Left of the Gate of Vanves
Painting ID::  27162
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Henri Rousseau The Customs House oil painting artist


Henri Rousseau The Customs House oil painting artist

The Customs House
Painting ID::  27163
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Henri Rousseau Strollers in a Park oil painting artist


Henri Rousseau Strollers in a Park oil painting artist

Strollers in a Park
Painting ID::  27164
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Henri Rousseau View from an Arch of the Bridge of Sevres oil painting artist


Henri Rousseau View from an Arch of the Bridge of Sevres oil painting artist

View from an Arch of the Bridge of Sevres
Painting ID::  27165
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