Henri Rousseau, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Henri Rousseau

French painter

Date of Birth: 21-May-1844

Place of Birth: Laval, Pays de la Loire, France

Date of Death: 02-Sep-1910

Profession: painter

Nationality: France

Zodiac Sign: Gemini

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About Henri Rousseau

  • Henri Julien Félix Rousseau (French: [?~?i ?ylj?~ feliks ?uso]; 21 May 1844 – 2 September 1910) was a French post-impressionist painter in the Naïve or Primitive manner.
  • He was also known as Le Douanier (the customs officer), a humorous description of his occupation as a toll and tax collector.
  • He started painting seriously in his early forties; by age 49, he retired from his job to work on his art full-time.Ridiculed during his lifetime by critics, he came to be recognized as a self-taught genius whose works are of high artistic quality.
  • Rousseau's work exerted an extensive influence on several generations of avant-garde artists.

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