Henri Julien Félix Rousseau was a French post-impressionist painter in the Naïve or Primitive manner. He was also known as Le Douanier, a humorous description of his occupation as a toll and tax collector.
Born: May 21, 1844, Laval, France. Died: September 2, 1910, Necker Hospital, Paris, France
On view: The Museum of Modern Art, Barnes Foundation. Periods: Naïve art, Post-Impressionism, Modern art, Primitivism, Magical Realism
Full name: Henri Julien Félix Rousseau. Children:Antonine Louise Rousseau, Julia Clemence Rousseau