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Henri Rousseau
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Artist
    (May 21, 1844-September 2, 1910)
    Born in Laval, France
    Post-impressionist painter
    Works include 'The Sleeping Gypsy,' 'The Merry Jesters,' 'The Snake Charmer' and 'Tiger in a Tropical Storm (Surprise!)'
    He joined the army to avoid a scandal after being charged with larceny.
    He claimed his tropical landscapes were inspired by his service in Mexico, but actually he never left France.
    He worked as a tax collector.
    He did not begin painting seriously until his forties.
    Many critics of the day dismissed his paintings as childlike.
    He was the sole support for his widowed mother.
    Two of his children died in infancy.
    He was self-taught.
    He became a favorite of the early 20th century avant-garde, including artists Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse and authors Alfred Jarry and Guillaume Apollinaire.

Credit: C. Fishel


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