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August Macke - Self-Portrait with Hat, 1909 at Kunstmuseum Bonn Germany

The Happy Quartet by Henri Rousseau, 1902. Oil on canvas

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Henri Rousseau: Boy on the rocks - L'enfant aux rochers (1895-97)

He was born into a conservative middle class family in Lausanne, and there he attended Collège Cantonal, graduating with a degree in classical studies in 1882. In that year he moved to Paris to study art under Jules Joseph Lefebvre and Gustave Boulanger at the Académie Julian. He spent many hours in the Louvre, where he greatly admired the works of Holbein, Dürer and Ingres. His earliest paintings, such as the Ingresque Portrait of Monsieur Ursenbach (1885), are firmly rooted in the…

Henri Rousseau - Flowers in a Vase (Nature morte), 1909