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Henri Julien Félix Rousseau (French: [ɑ̃ʁi ʒyljɛ̃ feliks ʁuso]; 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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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 1880s to exhibit his work in the annual Salons. Later his work was admired by Picasso and the Surrealists. Comment on works: Landscapes
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