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Henri Rousseau Oil Painting Reproductions

(May 21, 1844 - September 2, 1910, French, Avant-Garde) Biography
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"Nothing makes me so happy as to observe nature and to paint what I see." Henri Rousseau
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A Carnival Evening painting reproduction, Henri Rousseau
A Centennial of Independence painting reproduction, Henri Rousseau
A Womans Portrait painting reproduction, Henri Rousseau
A Carnival Evening
Henri Rousseau
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A Centennial of Independence
Henri Rousseau
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A Womans Portrait
Henri Rousseau
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Bouquet of Flowers painting reproduction, Henri Rousseau
Bouquet of Flowers painting reproduction, Henri Rousseau
Bouquet of Flowers with an Ivy Branch painting reproduction, Henri Rousseau
Bouquet of Flowers
Henri Rousseau
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Bouquet of Flowers
Henri Rousseau
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Bouquet of Flowers with an Ivy Branch
Henri Rousseau
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Child with Puppet (To Celebrate the Baby) painting reproduction, Henri Rousseau
Combat of a Tiger and a Buffalo painting reproduction, Henri Rousseau
Eve and the Serpent painting reproduction, Henri Rousseau
Child with Puppet (To Celebrate the Baby)
Henri Rousseau
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Combat of a Tiger and a Buffalo
Henri Rousseau
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Eve and the Serpent
Henri Rousseau
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Exotic Landscape painting reproduction, Henri Rousseau
Fight between a Tiger and a Buffalo painting reproduction, Henri Rousseau
Forest Promenade painting reproduction, Henri Rousseau
Exotic Landscape
Henri Rousseau
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Fight between a Tiger and a Buffalo
Henri Rousseau
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Forest Promenade
Henri Rousseau
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Forest Rendezvous painting reproduction, Henri Rousseau
Happy Quartet painting reproduction, Henri Rousseau
Horse Attacked by a Jaguar painting reproduction, Henri Rousseau
Forest Rendezvous
Henri Rousseau
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Happy Quartet
Henri Rousseau
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Horse Attacked by a Jaguar
Henri Rousseau
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Landscape on the Banks of the Bievre at Becetre, Spring painting reproduction, Henri Rousseau
Landscape on the Banks of the Oise, Area of Chaponval painting reproduction, Henri Rousseau
Landscape with Factory painting reproduction, Henri Rousseau
Landscape on the Banks of the Bievre at Becetre, Spring
Henri Rousseau
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Landscape on the Banks of the Oise, Area of Chaponval
Henri Rousseau
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Landscape with Factory
Henri Rousseau
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Landscape with Farmer painting reproduction, Henri Rousseau
Liberty Inviting Artists painting reproduction, Henri Rousseau
Luxembourg Garden painting reproduction, Henri Rousseau
Landscape with Farmer
Henri Rousseau
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Liberty Inviting Artists
Henri Rousseau
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Luxembourg Garden
Henri Rousseau
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Meadowland painting reproduction, Henri Rousseau
Myself, Landscape Portrait painting reproduction, Henri Rousseau
Notre Dame: View of the Ile Saint-Louis painting reproduction, Henri Rousseau
Meadowland
Henri Rousseau
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Myself, Landscape Portrait
Henri Rousseau
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Notre Dame: View of the Ile Saint-Louis
Henri Rousseau
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Henri Rousseau Most Popular Paintings
A Carnival Evening painting reproduction, Henri Rousseau
Eve and the Serpent painting reproduction, Henri Rousseau
Landscape with Farmer painting reproduction, Henri Rousseau
A Carnival Evening
Henri Rousseau
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Eve and the Serpent
Henri Rousseau
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Landscape with Farmer
Henri Rousseau
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Surprise! painting reproduction, Henri Rousseau
The Dream painting reproduction, Henri Rousseau
The Sleeping Gypsy painting reproduction, Henri Rousseau
Surprise!
Henri Rousseau
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The Dream
Henri Rousseau
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The Sleeping Gypsy
Henri Rousseau
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Henri Rousseau Paintings

Henri Rousseau was a 19th century artist known for his realistic and inspiring depictions of scenes in nature. Though the techniques used in Henri Rousseau paintings were deemed immature by some critics, others noticed a complexity and sophistication that set Rousseau apart from other artists of the time. Rousseau is also known for his invention of a new painting style: the portrait landscape, which involves painting a landscape with a subject in the foreground.

Biography
Rousseau was born in 1844 in the Loire Valley of Laval, France. His father was a tinsmith, and he worked in tin during his childhood. When he reached high school age, he attended the school in Laval. At first, he attended the school only during the day. However, after his parents' home was seized for unpaid debts, he became a boarder. Though he excelled in music and drawing, his performance in most other subjects was average at best.

After high school, Rousseau studied the law and spent time working with an area lawyer. After deciding not to pursue a career in law, he joined the army. He served from 1863 to 1867, and his father died soon after. After his father died in 1868, Rousseau began work for the government in Paris to take care of his mother. During the same year, he married his landlord's young daughter. Together, they had six children, only one of whom survived.

In 1871, Rousseau began working as a tax collector. His first wife died in 1888, and he married his second wife ten years later. It wasn't until he reached his forties that he began painting seriously, and he was working on his artwork full-time by the time he reached 49 years of age. He worked on his art in Montparnasse until he died in 1910.

Artwork
According to Rousseau, nature was his only teacher. Many critics consider his work to be uneducated and primitive. Nonetheless, Henri Rousseau paintings are still revered and admired today.

Most of his most popular paintings are of jungle scenes. However, Rousseau never actually saw a jungle himself. Instead, he gleaned his knowledge of the environment from the botanical gardens in Paris, a collection of taxidermied animals and illustrated books about the jungle. He also listed to the stories of soldiers he met during his time in the army who had survived France's expedition to Mexico. In addition to his jungle scenes, Rousseau also painted some topographical images of the city.

Beginning in 1886, Henri Rousseau paintings were on display in the Salon des Independants. Henri Rousseau paintings weren't placed conspicuously in the Salon, but he still built a solid following during subsequent years. In 1891, he created and displayed a particularly famous painting, titled Tiger in a Tropical Storm, Surprised!. In 1897, he produced another of his most well-known works, The Sleeping Gypsy. In 1905, another of his great works, "The Hungry Lion Throws Itself on the Antelope," was exhibited alongside the works of leading avant-garde painters. Finally, in 1910, Rousseau exhibited his last painting, entitled The Dream, which joined the ranks of the other famous Henri Rousseau paintings. This final painting was displayed for the public only two months before Rousseau's death.

For further information, visit:
- Wikipedia on Henri Rousseau
- Web Museum on Henri Rousseau
- WikiPainting Henri Rousseau