Henri Rousseau
French, 1844-1910
Collected by major museums
Tate, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Selected exhibitions
Rosenberg & Co. at La Biennale Paris 2018,
Rosenberg & Co.
Wild: Michael Nichols,
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Jane Kahan Gallery at Palm Springs Fine Art Fair 2015,
Jane Kahan Gallery

Painter Henri Julien Félix Rousseau was ridiculed during much of his lifetime for painting in a naïve or primitive manner, but eventually, with the endorsement of Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse and other younger artists, was considered a self-taught genius. His best-known work depicts imaginary jungle scenes inspired by illustrated books and the botanical gardens in Paris, but he also painted smaller scenes of the city and its suburbs. His most famous painting is La Bohémienne endormie (1897).

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