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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Portrait Of A Woman 1895 - Henri Julien  Rousseau - www.henrirousseau.org
Portrait Of A Woman 1895
The Representatives Of Foreign Powers - Henri Julien  Rousseau - www.henrirousseau.org
The Representatives Of Foreign Powers
A Carnival Evening - Henri Julien  Rousseau - www.henrirousseau.org
A Carnival Evening
Rendezvous In The Forest - Henri Julien  Rousseau - www.henrirousseau.org
Rendezvous In The Forest
A Centennial Of Independence - Henri Julien  Rousseau - www.henrirousseau.org
A Centennial Of Independence
L'Ile De La Cite - Henri Julien  Rousseau - www.henrirousseau.org
L'Ile De La Cite
The Poultry Yard - Henri Julien  Rousseau - www.henrirousseau.org
The Poultry Yard
Liberty Inviting Artists at the Society of Independent... - Henri Julien  Rousseau - www.henrirousseau.org
Liberty Inviting Artists at the Society of Independent...
Bouquet of Flowers with an Ivy Branch II - Henri Julien  Rousseau - www.henrirousseau.org
Bouquet of Flowers with an Ivy Branch II
Child with Doll - Henri Julien  Rousseau - www.henrirousseau.org
Child with Doll
Artillerymen - Henri Julien  Rousseau - www.henrirousseau.org
Artillerymen
Forest Rendezvous - Henri Julien  Rousseau - www.henrirousseau.org
Forest Rendezvous

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