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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Woman Walking In An Exotic Forest - Henri Julien  Rousseau - www.henrirousseau.org
Woman Walking In An Exotic Forest
The Snake Charmer - Henri Julien  Rousseau - www.henrirousseau.org
The Snake Charmer
Exotic Landscape II - Henri Julien  Rousseau - www.henrirousseau.org
Exotic Landscape II
Child with Puppet - Henri Julien  Rousseau - www.henrirousseau.org
Child with Puppet
Exotic Landscape 1910 - Henri Julien  Rousseau - www.henrirousseau.org
Exotic Landscape 1910
The Tiger Cat - Henri Julien  Rousseau - www.henrirousseau.org
The Tiger Cat
Landscape with Bridge - Henri Julien  Rousseau - www.henrirousseau.org
Landscape with Bridge
Scout Attacked By A Tiger - Henri Julien  Rousseau - www.henrirousseau.org
Scout Attacked By A Tiger
The Football Players - Henri Julien  Rousseau - www.henrirousseau.org
The Football Players
The Avenue In The Park At Saint Cloud - Henri Julien  Rousseau - www.henrirousseau.org
The Avenue In The Park At Saint Cloud
Fight Between A Tiger And A Buffalo - Henri Julien  Rousseau - www.henrirousseau.org
Fight Between A Tiger And A Buffalo
A Mounted Standard Bearer - Henri Julien  Rousseau - www.henrirousseau.org
A Mounted Standard Bearer

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