Jean Francois Millet
(1814 - 1875)
Jean Francois Millet was active/lived in France. Jean Millet is known for bucolic-scene painting, peasant genre.
Jean Francois Millet was what Gustave Courbet pretended to be: the son
of peasants. Born in 1814, at Gruchy near Cherbourg, he spent most of
his life in rural France. He received his first instruction in
art from Langlois at Cherbourg in 1832. His aptitude was so
obvious that he was granted a pension by the Municipal Council to
enable him to study art in Paris. In 1837, he joined the Parisian
studio of Delaroche where Diaz and Rousseau were his fellow
pupils. He first exhibited at the Salon in 1840. He was
able to perceive the land and the labor it exacted from men as
substance and process, not as a sight for city-dwelling impressionists
on an outing. For some time he earned a living painting po ... Displaying 750 of 3376 characters.