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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Negro Attacked by a Jaguar 1910 - Henri Julien  Rousseau - www.henrirousseau.org
Negro Attacked by a Jaguar 1910
The Monkeys 1906 - Henri Julien  Rousseau - www.henrirousseau.org
The Monkeys 1906
Myself Portrait Landscape - Henri Julien  Rousseau - www.henrirousseau.org
Myself Portrait Landscape
The Tropics - Henri Julien  Rousseau - www.henrirousseau.org
The Tropics
Woman With An Umbrella In An Exotic Forest - Henri Julien  Rousseau - www.henrirousseau.org
Woman With An Umbrella In An Exotic Forest
Carnival Evening - Henri Julien  Rousseau - www.henrirousseau.org
Carnival Evening
War - Henri Julien  Rousseau - www.henrirousseau.org
War
The Quarry - Henri Julien  Rousseau - www.henrirousseau.org
The Quarry
Exotic Landscape, Fight between Gorilla and Indian - Henri Julien  Rousseau - www.henrirousseau.org
Exotic Landscape, Fight between Gorilla and Indian
Landscape on the Banks of the Bievre at Becetre, Spring - Henri Julien  Rousseau - www.henrirousseau.org
Landscape on the Banks of the Bievre at Becetre, Spring
The Waterfall - Henri Julien  Rousseau - www.henrirousseau.org
The Waterfall
The Fishermen And The Biplane - Henri Julien  Rousseau - www.henrirousseau.org
The Fishermen And The Biplane

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