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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Combat Of A Tiger And A Buffalo - Henri Julien  Rousseau - www.henrirousseau.org
Combat Of A Tiger And A Buffalo
View Of Parc De Montsouris - Henri Julien  Rousseau - www.henrirousseau.org
View Of Parc De Montsouris
The Muse Inspiring The Poet - Henri Julien  Rousseau - www.henrirousseau.org
The Muse Inspiring The Poet
A Suburb - Henri Julien  Rousseau - www.henrirousseau.org
A Suburb
Dream - Henri Julien  Rousseau - www.henrirousseau.org
Dream
Waterfall - Henri Julien  Rousseau - www.henrirousseau.org
Waterfall
The Wedding - Henri Julien  Rousseau - www.henrirousseau.org
The Wedding
Landscape - Henri Julien  Rousseau - www.henrirousseau.org
Landscape
An Orchard - Henri Julien  Rousseau - www.henrirousseau.org
An Orchard
La Fabrique de chaises - Henri Julien  Rousseau - www.henrirousseau.org
La Fabrique de chaises
Ivry Quay - Henri Julien  Rousseau - www.henrirousseau.org
Ivry Quay
Le Pêcheur - Henri Julien  Rousseau - www.henrirousseau.org
Le Pêcheur

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