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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The Mill - Henri Julien  Rousseau - www.henrirousseau.org
The Mill
Happy Quartet - Henri Julien  Rousseau - www.henrirousseau.org
Happy Quartet
View of the Bridge at Sevres - Henri Julien  Rousseau - www.henrirousseau.org
View of the Bridge at Sevres
The Artilleryman - Henri Julien  Rousseau - www.henrirousseau.org
The Artilleryman
Notre Dame: View of the Ile Saint-Louis from the Quai... - Henri Julien  Rousseau - www.henrirousseau.org
Notre Dame: View of the Ile Saint-Louis from the Quai...
Bouquet of Flowers I - Henri Julien  Rousseau - www.henrirousseau.org
Bouquet of Flowers I
View Of Saint Cloud - Henri Julien  Rousseau - www.henrirousseau.org
View Of Saint Cloud
Luxembourg Garden - Henri Julien  Rousseau - www.henrirousseau.org
Luxembourg Garden
Suburban Scene - Henri Julien  Rousseau - www.henrirousseau.org
Suburban Scene
To Celebrate The Baby - Henri Julien  Rousseau - www.henrirousseau.org
To Celebrate The Baby
Forest Promenade - Henri Julien  Rousseau - www.henrirousseau.org
Forest Promenade
Landscape with Factory - Henri Julien  Rousseau - www.henrirousseau.org
Landscape with Factory

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