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 collector. 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.
French painter, known as le Douanier (customs officer) in reference to his regular employment, as he was not a trained artist. He was encouraged by professional artists in the 1880 to exhibit his work in the annual Salons, and later his work was admired by Picasso and the Surrealists. He is best known for his "primitive" jungle scenes.
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