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Henri Rousseau

Nothing makes me happier than going outside and painting what I see.

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Henri Rousseau was born in Laval in 1844. He is not so good at school and gives up his studies very quickly. His artistic predispositions appear rapidly and at the age of 16, in 1860,  he gets a price in drawing and music.
He first works as a bailiff’s clerk, then he does his military service. That’s where he gets his inspiration next to the soldiers who participated to the military outing in Mexico (1861 - 1867). After 7 years in the army, Henri Rousseau works for the excise duty...

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Beyond works currently in stock, it seemed to me useful to combine business with pleasure by letting you discover others works by artists in my gallery. These artworks, now sold or removed from our website, have been in our stock in the past. These pages will undoubtedly make it possible for some of you to associate an image with its title or the other way round, for others it will be a good time to discover more on such and such artist. For the sake of confidentiality – the pieces being no longer available – we won't display neither their numbering or their price. For whatever reason, make sure to visit this amazing art database with to date 6441 online works just for your pleasure! Michelle Champetier

The works presented on this page are not available anymore.
Offset exhibition poster de  : Le monde des naifs
Le monde des naifs
1964 Offset poster, for the exhibition "Le monde des naïfs" at the Musée National d'Art Moderne, Paris. Without
Lithograph after de  : Une vue de l'Ile Saint-Louis
Une vue de l'Ile...
Circa 1980 Lithograph in colours after a painting by the Douanier Rousseau from 1888. Without
Signed etching de  : La charmeuse de serpents
La charmeuse de...
Circa 1960 Etching in colors, aquatint, after Le Douanier Rousseau, engraved and printed by Roger Lacourière, signed in pencil by Lacourière. Without

Catalogue(s) raisonné(s)

Catalogue(s) raisonné(s)
* Paintings/Peintures, Jean Bouret, Ed. Oldbourne Press, Londres, et Ides et Calendes, Neuchâtel, 1961. * Le Douanier Rousseau en son temps, Henry Certigny, Ed. Maeght, 1970, rééd. Bunkazai Kenkyujo Co., Ltd.. Tokyo, 1984. All the "catalogues raisonnés"

Bibliographic track & more

To read from or about the artist :
* Le Douanier Rousseau, Pierre Descargues, Ed. Albert Skira, Genève, 1972
* Catalogue de l'exposition Douanier Rousseau au Grand Palais, Paris, 1984.
* Le Douanier Rousseau, Gérard-Georges Lemaire, Ed. Cercle d'Art, 1998.
* Le Douanier Rousseau, naïf ou moderne ?, Isabelle Cahn, Ed. A propos, 2006.
* Le Douanier Rousseau : Jungles à Paris, collectif, cat. d’exposition, Ed. R.M.N., Paris, 2006
* Les écrits du Douanier Rousseau, Yann Le Pichon, CNRS Ed., Paris, 2010.
* Le monde du Douanier Rousseau, Yann Le Pichon, CNRS Ed., Paris, 2010.
* Le Douanier Rousseau - L'innocence archaïque, Guy Cogeval, cat. d'exposition, Musée d’Orsay, Ed. Hazan, 2016.
* Le Douanier Rousseau - Un naïf dans la jungle, Gilles Plazy, coll. Découvertes Gallimard , Ed. Gallimard, 2016.

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