Henri Rousseau (21 May 1844 – 2 September 1910) became a full-time artist at the age of forty-nine, after retiring from his post at the Paris customs office – a job that prompted his famous nickname, “Le Douanier Rousseau.” Largely self-taught, Rousseau developed a style with its absence of correct proportions, one-point perspective, and use of sharp, often unnatural colors. Such features resulted in a body of work imbued with a sense of mystery and eccentricity.
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