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What type of painter was Henri Rousseau?

Updated: 8/18/2023
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Henri Rousseau is one of the greatest mysteries in late 19th century painting -- he was, and remains, difficult to categorize despite ongoing efforts. Many label his style "Primitivism", but Rousseau viewed it as Modernism.

One of his most famous paintings, The Sleeping Gypsy, is clearly a world of personal fantasy and dream, ripe with symbolism. Its references to the unconscious make Rousseau, by some accounts, a forerunner of Surrealism. So there are no definitive, categorical answers here!

He was a customs officer who became a naive painter.

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Henri Rousseau was a painter in the post-impressionist style. He mostly painted jungle scenes in a "primitive" manner.

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Well I do not find his style post-impressionist. He worked in the post-impressionist era but he was a naive painter.

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