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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Boy on the Rocks 1895-97 - Henri Julien  Rousseau - www.henrirousseau.org
Boy on the Rocks 1895-97
View of the Banks of the Oise - Henri Julien  Rousseau - www.henrirousseau.org
View of the Banks of the Oise
The Mill At Alfor - Henri Julien  Rousseau - www.henrirousseau.org
The Mill At Alfor
The Banks Of The Biere Near Bicere - Henri Julien  Rousseau - www.henrirousseau.org
The Banks Of The Biere Near Bicere
Boat in a Storm - Henri Julien  Rousseau - www.henrirousseau.org
Boat in a Storm
The Chair Factory - Henri Julien  Rousseau - www.henrirousseau.org
The Chair Factory
La Falaise - Henri Julien  Rousseau - www.henrirousseau.org
La Falaise
Landscape with Farmer - Henri Julien  Rousseau - www.henrirousseau.org
Landscape with Farmer
Landscape On The Banks Of The Oise Area Of Chaponval - Henri Julien  Rousseau - www.henrirousseau.org
Landscape On The Banks Of The Oise Area Of Chaponval
View Of The Outskirts Of Paris - Henri Julien  Rousseau - www.henrirousseau.org
View Of The Outskirts Of Paris
View of Grenelle Bridge - Henri Julien  Rousseau - www.henrirousseau.org
View of Grenelle Bridge
Meadowland - Henri Julien  Rousseau - www.henrirousseau.org
Meadowland

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