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Artist: Henri Rousseau (1844 - 1910)
Nationality: French
Movement: Post-Impressionism
Media: Painting
Influences:

Biography:
Henri Rousseau spent his life in the working class a toll collector, a clerk, and a soldier. In 1893, he retired on pension and began painting to occupy his time. Although he was self-taught, his work retained a sophisticated sense of color and unique composition. In the 1880’s, Rousseau began to exhibit his paintings but was never completely taken seriously by his critics and colleagues. After his death, his work influenced the progress of the Surrealist movement.


Artworks in Museum Collections: (60)
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La falaise (1898 après ; ?) by ROUSSEAU Henri, LE DOUANIER ROUSSEAU (dit)
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Le navire dans la tempete (1889 après) by ROUSSEAU Henri, LE DOUANIER ROUSSEAU (dit)
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PORTRAIT DE MME M., DIT AUTREFOIS PORTRAIT DE LA PREMIERE FEMME DE ROUSSEAU (1897 vers) by ROUSSEAU Henri, LE DOUANIER ROUSSEAU (dit)
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La fabrique de chaises à Alforville (1897) by ROUSSEAU Henri, LE DOUANIER ROUSSEAU (dit)
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Les pêcheurs à la ligne (1908 vers) by ROUSSEAU Henri, LE DOUANIER ROUSSEAU (dit)
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La noce (1896 après ; ?) by ROUSSEAU Henri, LE DOUANIER ROUSSEAU (dit)
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L'enfant à la poupée (1904 vers ; 1905 ou) by ROUSSEAU Henri, LE DOUANIER ROUSSEAU (dit)
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LA MOISSON AU CHATEAU (1910 avant) by ROUSSEAU Henri, LE DOUANIER ROUSSEAU (dit)
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La fabrique de chaises (1897 avant ; ?) by ROUSSEAU Henri, LE DOUANIER ROUSSEAU (dit)
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Promeneurs dans un parc (4e quart 19e siècle ; 1er quart 20e siècle) by ROUSSEAU Henri, LE DOUANIER ROUSSEAU (dit)
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LA GUERRE OU LA CHEVAUCHEE DE LA DISCORDE (1893 ; 1894 et) by ROUSSEAU Henri, LE DOUANIER ROUSSEAU (dit)
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Monastir- la Kasbah (4e quart 19e siècle ; 1ère moitié 20e siècle) by ROUSSEAU Henri
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Portrait de la seconde femme de Rousseau (1903) by LE DOUANIER ROUSSEAU (dit), ROUSSEAU Henri (patronyme)
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La carriole du père Junier (1908) by ROUSSEAU Henri, LE DOUANIER ROUSSEAU (dit)
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Portrait de femme (1895) by LE DOUANIER ROUSSEAU (dit), ROUSSEAU Henri (patronyme)
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La Dérobée (Danse bretonne) (1899) by ROUSSEAU Henri Emilien
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LA CHARMEUSE DE SERPENTS (1907) by ROUSSEAU Henri, LE DOUANIER ROUSSEAU (dit)
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Portrait de l'artiste à la lampe (1902 entre ; 1903 et) by LE DOUANIER ROUSSEAU (dit), ROUSSEAU Henri (patronyme)
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The Banks of the Bièvre near Bicêtre Henri-Julien-Félix Rousseau (le Douanier) (French, 1844-1910)Oil on canvas;
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Henri IV et sa famille (19e siècle) by ROUSSEAU (dessinateur) ; GAULTIER Léonard (d'après)
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Theodore Rousseau
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The Repast of the Lion, ca. 1907 Henri-Julien-Félix Rousseau (le Douanier) (French, 1844-1910)Oil on canvas;
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Cavaliers arabes près du mausolée (1907) by ROUSSEAU Henri
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A Centennial of Independence
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Henri Rousseau (le Douanier) War, or The Horseman of Discord lithograph on orange paper 1895
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Charles-Nicolas Cochin the Younger La nouvelle HÈloÔseäby Jean Jacques Rousseau (Neuchatel and Paris: Duchesne, 1764), vol. 3(of 4) book with engravings 1764
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Portrait d'homme barbu (1886 ; 1897 entrée matérielle) by CHERI ROUSSEAU
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LA PLAINE EN AVANT DES PYRENEES (1844) by ROUSSEAU Théodore
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Les représentants des puissances étrangères venant saluer la République en signe de paix (1907) by LE DOUANIER ROUSSEAU (dit), ROUSSEAU Henri (patronyme)
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Edwin Hale Lincoln - Whalers Rousseau and Desdemona 1889 platinum print Peabody Essex Museum American
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James Ensor - The Garden of the Rousseau Family 1885 oil on fabric Cleveland Museum of Art Belgian
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Mme Froment et Mme Rousseau (1780) by CARROGIS Louis, CARMONTELLE (dit)
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A Path among the Rocks, probably 1861 Pierre-Étienne-Théodore Rousseau (French, 1812-1867)Oil on wood; 15 x
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Jean Francois Janinet Aux Manes de J.J. Rousseau. Rousseau la releva, la consola et la secourut Color aquatint 18th - 19th century
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Le Héron, VII, 4 (1853) by ROUSSEAU Léon
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A Meadow Bordered by Trees, ca. 1845 Pierre-Étienne-Théodore Rousseau (French, 1812-1867)Oil on wood; 16 3/8
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Henri Rousseau - The Dream 1910 oil on canvas The Museum of Modern Art French
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Henri Rousseau - The Waterfall 1910 oil on canvas The Art Institute of Chicago French
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Henri Rousseau - Boy on the Rocks 1895-1897 oil on linen National Gallery of Art French
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The Forest in Winter at Sunset, 1845-67 Pierre-Étienne-Théodore Rousseau (French, 1812-1867)Oil on canvas; 64 x
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LE PLATEAU DE BELLECROIX (1837 entre ; 1848 et) by ROUSSEAU Théodore
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LE BANQUET DE ROUSSEAU (1979) by BENSTED John
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A River in a Meadow Pierre-Étienne-Théodore Rousseau (French, 1812-1867)Oil on wood; 16 3/4 x 26
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Le Lièvre et la Sarcelle (1853) by ROUSSEAU Léon
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A River Landscape Pierre-Étienne-Théodore Rousseau (French, 1812-1867)Oil on wood; 16 3/8 x 24 7/8 in.
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Paysage (19e siècle) by ROUSSEAU Théodore
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Les Deux Pigeons, IX, 2 (1853) by ROUSSEAU Léon
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Buste de Jean-Jacques Rousseau (19e siècle) by anonyme
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La Nature montre la vérité à Rousseau (1762 entre ; 1814 et) by MOREAU Jean Michel (dessinateur)
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Le Corbeau et le Renard, I, 2 (1853) by ROUSSEAU Léon
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Tombeau de Jean Jacques Rousseau aux Tuileries (4e quart 18e siècle ; 1ère moitié 19e siècle) by BOURGEOIS Constant
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Buste de Rousseau à l'antique (19e siècle) by manufacture de Sèvres (manufacture)
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Soleil couchant sur une plaine (19e siècle) by ROUSSEAU Théodore
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Portrait-charge de Victor Schoelcher (3e quart 19e siècle) by ROUSSEAU Philippe (?)
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JEAN JACQUES ROUSSEAU (1712-1778) (1er quart 20e siècle) by BARTHOLOME Albert
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Sunset near Arbonne, ca. 1860-65 Pierre-Étienne-Théodore Rousseau (French, 1812-1867)Oil on wood; 25 1/4 x 39
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Still Life with Ham, 1870s Philippe Rousseau (French, 1816-1887)Oil on canvas; 28 3/4 x 36
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Henri Rousseau - Outskirts of Paris c. 1897-1905 oil on fabric Cleveland Museum of Art French
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Henri Rousseau - The Sleeping Gypsy 1897 oil on canvas The Museum of Modern Art French
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Henri Rousseau - The Equatorial Jungle 1909 oil on canvas National Gallery of Art French

Artnews Articles and Exhibition Information: (15)
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National Gallery of Art: Henri Rousseau: Jungles in Paris
“Henri Rousseau: Jungles in Paris presents a rare opportunity to explore the work of this intriguing artist and to understand how it set the stage for some of the groundbreaking innovations of modernism,” said Earl A. Powell III, director, Nationa...

Bishop's University Art Gallery: Collector's Items and the Connoisseur's Gaze
This collection is a microcosm which is difficult to divide, however the curators have decided to highlight eight artists of significance whom Riverin referred to as "key figure". Through its staging, this exhibition presents the works of ...

Metropolitan Museum of Art: Romanticism and the School of Nature: Nineteenth-Century Drawings and Paintings from the Karen B. Cohen Collection
The Cohen collection represents several artists in depth; thus, the exhibition features a varied range of work by such masters as Couture, Gericault, Daubigny, ...

National Museum of Western Art: Masterpieces from the Musée d'Orsay 1999 — The Dreams and Realities of the 19th Century
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University Museum, University of Stellenbosch: Christo Coetzee 70
The exhibition comprises the eight sequential phases of his oeuvre and presents an extensive variety of subjects, ideas, media and materials. Although most of the works exhibited here form part of the US collection, a number of additional works - ...

National Palace Museum: Birth of a New Century: Images of Children in Western Art
Beginning with the Enlightenment in the late eighteenth century, the nature of children was starting to take shape as distinct from that of adults. Jean-Jacques Rousseau was one advocate of educational reform. ...

Kimbell Art Museum: From Renoir to Picasso: Masterpieces from the Musée de l'Orangerie
Everywhere from Tokyo to Moscow to Washington, D.C., individual collectors set in motion plans for independent institutions, committed to modern and non-Western ...

South Shore Art Center: Photography Now: Juried by Henry Horenstein
Artists include in Photography Now are by:
Markam Keith Adams
Christopher and Amy Allen-Baker
Jeff Amberg
Tony Andrade
Johnny Arguedas
Mindy Baughman
Meg Birnbaum
Garrett Bonetti
Myron Brenton
Lora Brody
CONCORDE PRO Evénements: The 22th Antique Show in St-Tropez
Among them we can quote: In silverware Joelle LASRY, will present a service composed by 7 pieces in silver massive, French work of XIXe century, carrying the punch of Master AUCOC. This unit is composed of a samovar, a teapot, chocolate, a milk ...

Kimbell Art Museum: From Renoir to Picasso Masterpieces from the Musée de l'Orangerie
Among the highlights of the exhibition are 16 turn-of-the-century paintings by Pierre-Auguste Renoir and 14 by Renoirs dear friend Paul Cézanne. The three most important painters to emerge in France in the first decade of the 20th century are r...

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston: Monet, Renoir, and the Impressionist Landscape
The exhibition opens with an early landscape by Claude Monet, Rue de la Bavolle, Honfleur, placed within the context of the Realist landscape style ...

Van Gogh Museum: Reflections: Japan and Japonism

Come now, isn’t it almost a true religion which these simple Japanese teach us, who live in nature as though they themselves were flowers. And you cannot study Japanese art, it seems to me, without becoming much gayer and happier, and we must r...
Stedelijk Museum: Docking Station: Josef Strau – Voices and Substitutes
Strau´s texts are rapidly written, unpredictable and ever-changing. Sometimes plucked out of the air in a style reminiscent of the Surrealists’ ‘écriture automatique’, sometimes based on earlier written materials. In Amsterdam, his installation wi...

Phillips Collection: Degas to Matisse: Impressionist and Modern Masterworks from the Detroit Institute of Arts September 23 through January 21, 2001 FUTURE . . . Wayne Thiebaud: A Paintings Retrospective Fe
By integrating works from The Phillips Collection into the Tannahill exhibition, Degas to Matisse: Impressionist and Modern Masterworks from The Detroit Institute of Arts highlights the similarities and the differ...

Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens: Drawn to Art: Art Education and the American Experience, 1800-1950
Among the 79 objects on display in the West Hall of the Library are vintage paint boxes, Victorian-era coloring books, stencil kits, slates, tracing books, drawing manuals, crayons and colored pencils, books on educational theory, and a Chautau...

Further Artwork and Information:

WebMuseum: Rousseau, Henri
Henri Rousseau Online
Mark Hardens Artchive - Henri Rousseau
School Arts - The Imaginary World of Henri Rousseau
Henri Rousseau Biography
Jean-Jaques Rousseau and informal education
Amazon.com: Books Search Results: Henri+Rousseau
Henri Rousseau (Getty Museum)
Renoir to Picasso - Henri Rousseau
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