Théodore Rousseau


Théodore Rousseau Famous memorial

Paris, City of Paris, Île-de-France, France
Death 22 Dec 1867 (aged 55)
Barbizon, Departement de Seine-et-Marne, Île-de-France, France
Burial Chailly-en-Biere, Departement de Seine-et-Marne, Île-de-France, France
Memorial ID 7140 View Source

Artist. Born in Paris, France, he was a naturalist noted for his beautiful paintings of landscapes. After receiving traditional artistic training in Paris, he established his own style of landscape painting, working directly from nature near the village of Barbizon, France. He became the leader of a group of artists and founded the Barbizon School in the 1840s. Although he didn't achieve critical acceptance until late in life, he was admired by other painters, including the first generation of Impressionists. Some of his most significant works included "Under the Birches, Evening" (1842), "Hoarfrost" (1845), "Edge of the Forest of Fontainebleau, Sunset" (1848), "The Little Fisherman" (1848) and "The Oaks of Apremont" (1850). He died at age 55 in Barbizon, France.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 27 Nov 1999
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 7140
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Théodore Rousseau (15 Apr 1812–22 Dec 1867), Find a Grave Memorial ID 7140, citing Cimetière de Chailly-en-Bière, Chailly-en-Biere, Departement de Seine-et-Marne, Île-de-France, France ; Maintained by Find a Grave .