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Henri Rousseau
(1844-1910) born on
May 21
French artist. He was the archetype of the modern naive artist; his primitive works possess a dreamlike quality: "The Sleeping Gypsy," 1897.
We are the two great painters of this era; you are in the Egyptian style, I in the modern style.

The landscapist lives in silence.
The interest and the feelings are not due to colors; the lines of a painting that move us move us even more in a print.
If you remove these lines in the painting, the colors are no longer effective.
Excuse my scribbling, it is late, and I have a poor candle.
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: To Pablo Picasso; in "Rousseau: An Autobiography," 1935.
R: "Rousseau: An Autobiography," 1935.
A: "Letters by Henri Rousseau," 1913.
N: "Letters by Henri Rousseau," 1913.
K: Letter to Alfred Jarry, 26 Jun 1894.

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