Henri Julien Felix Rousseau (May 21, 1844 - September 2, 1910) was a French Post-Impressionist painter in the Naive or Primitive manner. He is also known as Le Douanier (the customs officer) after his place of employment. Ridiculed during his life, he came to be recognized as a self-taught genius whose works are of high artistic quality.

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.


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Jungle with Lion - Henri Julien  Rousseau - www.henrirousseau.org
Jungle with Lion
Surprise! - Henri Julien  Rousseau - www.henrirousseau.org
Surprise!
Tiger In A Tropical Storm   Surprised - Henri Julien  Rousseau - www.henrirousseau.org
Tiger In A Tropical Storm Surprised
Two Monkeys in the Jungle - Henri Julien  Rousseau - www.henrirousseau.org
Two Monkeys in the Jungle
The Equatorial Jungle - Henri Julien  Rousseau - www.henrirousseau.org
The Equatorial Jungle
Sleeping Gypsy - Henri Julien  Rousseau - www.henrirousseau.org
Sleeping Gypsy
The Dream - Henri Julien  Rousseau - www.henrirousseau.org
The Dream
Horse Attacked by a Jaguar - Henri Julien  Rousseau - www.henrirousseau.org
Horse Attacked by a Jaguar
The Flamingoes - Henri Julien  Rousseau - www.henrirousseau.org
The Flamingoes
Tropical Forest With Apes And Snake - Henri Julien  Rousseau - www.henrirousseau.org
Tropical Forest With Apes And Snake
View of Bievre-sur-Gentilly - Henri Julien  Rousseau - www.henrirousseau.org
View of Bievre-sur-Gentilly
Unpleasant Surprise - Henri Julien  Rousseau - www.henrirousseau.org
Unpleasant Surprise

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