Henri rousseau henri julien félix rousseau (le douanier) born: 21 may 1844 laval, mayenne, france died: 02 september 1910 paris, france active years: 1875 - 1910 nationality: he was good at painting and music as a child, but spent most of his life in the profession of a customs officer at the outskirts of town. Henri rousseau was a french painter of the post-impressionism who worked in a characteristic manner often described as naive or primitive art within the art community which often disputed his true value, he was also known as le douanier (the customs officer) – a humorous description which was supposed to indicate. Henri rousseau became a full-time artist at the age of forty-nine, after retiring from his post at the paris customs office - a job that prompted his famous nickname, le douanier rousseau, the toll collector although an admirer of artists such as william-adolphe bouguereau and jean-leon gerome, the self- taught. Henri le douanier rousseau - biography of henri rousseau (1844-1910), french postimpressionist, naif and sauvage painter. La charmeuse de serpents [the snake charmer] rousseau, who was self- taught and began painting late in life, travelled very little most of his jungles were painted in the natural history museum and in the big greenhouse in the botanical gardens in paris like roussel in his impressions d'afrique, rousseau nourished. Henri rousseau commemorated the one-hundredth anniversary of the proclamation of the first french republic in 1792 peasants dance the farandole, a popular southern french dance, around three liberty trees and two female figures representing the first and third republics rousseau copied the dancers from a. Introduction henri rousseau's modest background belied his aspirations born in 1844 in laval, a market town in northwest france, he was a provincial transplant to paris who was impoverished for most of his life he worked as a customs clerk on the outskirts of the city, a post that earned him the nickname le douanier. Henri rousseau was born in laval on may 21, 1844 at the age of 18 he enlisted in the army, where he played the saxophone in an infantry band it is usually assumed by biographers, following rousseau's own account, that he was stationed in mexico from 1862 to 1866 as part of the french force supporting the emperor.
Until it u:as discovered that in a merican collections alone were sufficient works by henri rousseau to pr esent a his style henri julien felix rousseau was born in laval, the chief town of the department of mayenne who was taking mandolin lessons from the douanier , the little grocer round the corner, flanked by. Henri rousseau, called 'le douanier' old man juniet's trap, 1908 oil on canvas 970 x 1290cm musée de l'orangerie, paris © photo rmn - gérard blot henri rousseau - the wedding party henri rousseau, called 'le douanier' the wedding party, c1905 oil on canvas 1630 x 1140cm musée de l'orangerie, paris. Henri rousseau was born on may 21, 1844, in laval, france while working as a toll collector in paris, he taught himself to paint and exhibited his work almost annually from 1886 until the end of his life he was given the nickname le douanier (the customs officer) by his acquaintances in the parisian. Henri julien félix 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.
Henri julien félix rousseau 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. Biography henri julien félix rousseau (french: [ɑ̃ʁi ʒyljɛ̃ feliks ʁuso] may 21, 1844 – september 2, 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. Henri rousseau is most celebrated as being one of the best naive artists he was given the nickname la dounaier (although he never reached this position), which stemmed from a job he held from 1871 to 1893, where he worked with the paris customs office prior to this career, he served in the army during this time.
Portrait de madame m[portrait of madame m] amongst the many portraits painted by rousseau, it is rare to find a full-length portrait and one of such a size however, there is another, which belonged to pablo picasso (paris, musée picasso) the one in the musée d'orsay shows much more fluency in its design and. Henri julien felix rousseau (may 21, 1844 - september 2, 1910) 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,.
Dubbed “le douanier” (customs officer) after his main occupation outside art, he struggled in anonymity until near the end of his life, when he was discovered by pablo picasso and others and was recognized for his powerful individual style (1) like other naïve or primitive artists, rousseau found art late in life he took up. Biography arguably the greatest exponent of naive (naif) or primitive art, the self- taught french painter henri rousseau (le douanier) was derided by art critics but much admired by other modern artists, including the colourist henri matisse, the post-impressionist henri de toulouse-lautrec and.
7 results le douanier rousseau: galeries nationales du grand palais, paris, 14 septembre 1984-7 janvier 1985, museum of modern art, new york, 5 février-4 juin 1985 (french edition) 1984 by henri julien félix rousseau. Mini bio (1) henri rousseau (le douanier) was born on may 21, 1844, in laval, northern france his father was a plumber young rousseau finished the lycee in laval and started as a lawyer's clerk from 1863-1868 he served in the french army from 1869-1893 russeau worked in a toll booth on the edge of paris,. Henri rousseau facts: the frenchman henri rousseau (1844-1910) was the greatest modern european primitive painter upon demobilization that year he took a minor position with the customs service (hence he is often called rousseau le douanier, the customs officer), where he remained until his early retirement. In december 1908, he decided to throw a party in honor of rousseau's genius – a banquet that would become history for the future banquet, however, thrown for le douanier, it is of fundamental significance because it is in front of that painting that henri rousseau would eight years later receive a tribute from the paris.