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Theodore Rousseau

 (1812 - 1867)
Theodore Rousseau was active/lived in France.  Theodore Rousseau is known for tree landscape painting-primitive style.

Theodore Rousseau

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The following was written and submitted by Jean Ershler Schatz, artist and researcher from Laguna Woods, California:

Pierre Etienne Theodore Rousseau was born in Paris, France in 1812.  He first studied under Saint Martin, Remond and Guillon-Lethiere.  The work he exhibited at the Salon in 1834-35 and 1838, showed a surprising deviation from the tastes of the time.  The following year his painting was rejected by the Salon because of its lack of Classical interest, and he took himself off to the village of Barbizon in the Fontainebleau Forest, where he worked on the Romantic landscapes which have made him famous.

Rousseau's official success came after the Revolution of 1848.  In 1849 his pictures were once  ...  Displaying 750 of 8496 characters.

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About  Theodore Rousseau

Born:  1812 - Paris, France
Died:   1867 - Barbizon, France
Known for:  tree landscape painting-primitive style