Meet Henri Rousseau

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henri rousseauMy name is Henry Rousseau and I was born on May 21, 1844 in Laval, France.

I didn’t attend art school but taught myself how to paint.

My most famous painting is The Sleeping Gypsy painted in 1897.

Three interesting facts about me:

1. I won many awards for my drawings when I was in high school.

2. I never visited a real jungle but it was my favorite subject to paint.

3. I had many different jobs though the years and I didn’t start painting seriously until I was over 40 years old.

I died on September 2, 1910 in Paris, France.

Quote: “Nothing makes me so happy as to observe nature and to paint what I see.”

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