Henri Rousseau

1844 - 1910

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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. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Henri Rousseau has received more than 1,373,490 page views. His biography is available in 62 different languages on Wikipedia. Henri Rousseau is the 72nd most popular painter (down from 60th in 2019), the 192nd most popular biography from France (down from 157th in 2019) and the 21st most popular French Painter.

Henri Rousseau was a French painter who is most famous for his paintings of jungle scenes.

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Among painters, Henri Rousseau ranks 72 out of 1,428Before him are Frans Hals, Lucas Cranach the Elder, Honoré Daumier, Piero della Francesca, Gustave Doré, and Domenico Ghirlandaio. After him are Alfred Sisley, Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot, Andrea Mantegna, François Boucher, Max Ernst, and Ilya Repin.

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Among people born in 1844, Henri Rousseau ranks 9Before him are Sarah Bernhardt, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Paul Verlaine, Anatole France, Mehmed V, and Bernadette Soubirous. After him are Ilya Repin, Ludwig Boltzmann, Alexandra of Denmark, Umberto I of Italy, Peter I of Serbia, and Mary Cassatt. Among people deceased in 1910, Henri Rousseau ranks 8Before him are Mark Twain, Florence Nightingale, Henry Dunant, Robert Koch, William James, and Edward VII. After him are Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson, Nadar, O. Henry, Mily Balakirev, Chulalongkorn, and Marius Petipa.

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Among people born in France, Henri Rousseau ranks 192 out of 5,234Before him are Charles IV of France (1294), Pope Benedict XII (1280), Honoré Daumier (1808), Saint Roch (1295), Roland Barthes (1915), and Gustave Doré (1832). After him are Henry II of England (1133), Cyrano de Bergerac (1619), Jean Racine (1639), Margaret of Valois (1553), François-René de Chateaubriand (1768), and Gustave Le Bon (1841).

Among PAINTERS In France

Among painters born in France, Henri Rousseau ranks 21Before him are Jean-François Millet (1814), Théodore Géricault (1791), Georges Seurat (1859), Jean-Antoine Watteau (1684), Honoré Daumier (1808), and Gustave Doré (1832). After him are Alfred Sisley (1839), Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot (1796), François Boucher (1703), Jean-Honoré Fragonard (1732), Berthe Morisot (1841), and Paul Signac (1863).