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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Self Portrait Of The Artist With A Lamp - Henri Julien  Rousseau - www.henrirousseau.org
Self Portrait Of The Artist With A Lamp
View of Bievre-sur-Gentilly - Henri Julien  Rousseau - www.henrirousseau.org
View of Bievre-sur-Gentilly
The Boat In The Storm - Henri Julien  Rousseau - www.henrirousseau.org
The Boat In The Storm
Apes In The Orange Grove - Henri Julien  Rousseau - www.henrirousseau.org
Apes In The Orange Grove
Exotic Landscape - Henri Julien  Rousseau - www.henrirousseau.org
Exotic Landscape
The Merry Jesters - Henri Julien  Rousseau - www.henrirousseau.org
The Merry Jesters
La Tour Eiffel   The Eiffel Tower - Henri Julien  Rousseau - www.henrirousseau.org
La Tour Eiffel The Eiffel Tower
Attacked By A Tiger Jpg - Henri Julien  Rousseau - www.henrirousseau.org
Attacked By A Tiger Jpg
Traumgarten - Henri Julien  Rousseau - www.henrirousseau.org
Traumgarten
The Hungry Lion Throws Itself On The Antelope 1905 - Henri Julien  Rousseau - www.henrirousseau.org
The Hungry Lion Throws Itself On The Antelope 1905
Eve And The Serpent - Henri Julien  Rousseau - www.henrirousseau.org
Eve And The Serpent
The Customs Post - Henri Julien  Rousseau - www.henrirousseau.org
The Customs Post

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