Sale of paintings by Henri Rousseau
Henri Rousseau was the son of a tinsmith in Laval (Mayenne). He was a high school student, but did not finish his second year. His artistic talents were soon apparent when he won an art prize and a music prize in 1860 at the age of 16. He was called up for military service and met soldiers who were part of the French expedition to Mexico (1861-67). Legend has it that he was part of the expedition and was later inspired by the Mexican landscape to draw his own jungles. In reality, Rousseau never left France. He resigned from the arm... Voir plus >
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