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Henri Rousseau The Monkeys oil painting


The Monkeys
Painting ID::  3634
Henri Rousseau
The Monkeys
1906

   
   
     

Henri Rousseau Boy on the Rocks oil painting


Boy on the Rocks
Painting ID::  3635
Henri Rousseau
Boy on the Rocks
1895-97 National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.

   
   
     

Henri Rousseau The Sleeping Gypsy oil painting


The Sleeping Gypsy
Painting ID::  3636
Henri Rousseau
The Sleeping Gypsy
1897

   
   
     

Henri Rousseau In a Tropical Forest: Fight Between a Tiger and a Bull oil painting


In a Tropical Forest: Fight Between a Tiger and a Bull
Painting ID::  3637
Henri Rousseau
In a Tropical Forest: Fight Between a Tiger and a Bull
c 1908 The Hermitage, St. Petersburg.

   
   
     

Henri Rousseau War(Cavalcade of Discord) oil painting


War(Cavalcade of Discord)
Painting ID::  11881
Henri Rousseau
War(Cavalcade of Discord)
1894(Salon des Independants,1894) 3' 9'' x 6' 4 3/4''(114 x 195 cm)

   
   
     

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     Henri Rousseau
     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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