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Jean-Francois Millet (October 4, 1814 - January 20, 1875) was a French painter and one of the founders of the Barbizon school in rural France. He is noted for his scenes of peasant farmers. He can be categorized as part of the movement termed "naturalism", but also as part of the movement of "realism".

Millet was the first child of Jean-Louis-Nicolas and Aimee-Henriette-Adelaide Henry Millet, members of the peasant community in the village of Gruchy, in Greville-Hague (Normandy). Under the guidance of two village priests, Millet acquired a knowledge of Latin and modern authors, before being sent to Cherbourg in 1833 to study with a portrait painter named Paul Dumouchel. By 1835 he was studying full-time with Lucien-Theophile Langlois, a pupil of Baron Gros, in Cherbourg. A stipend provided by Langlois and others enabled Millet to move to Paris in 1837, where he studied at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts with Paul Delaroche. In 1839 his scholarship was terminated, and his first submission to the Salon was rejected.


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Angelus (Angelus Domini) - Jean-Francois Millet - www.jeanmillet.org
Angelus (Angelus Domini)
The Bather, 1863 - Jean-Francois Millet - www.jeanmillet.org
The Bather, 1863
Harvesters Resting (or Ruth and Boaz) - Jean-Francois Millet - www.jeanmillet.org
Harvesters Resting (or Ruth and Boaz)
Paysage de printemps avec arc-en-ciel (Le Printemps) - Jean-Francois Millet - www.jeanmillet.org
Paysage de printemps avec arc-en-ciel (Le Printemps)
The Shooting Stars - Jean-Francois Millet - www.jeanmillet.org
The Shooting Stars
The Sheepfold, Moonlight, 1856-60 - Jean-Francois Millet - www.jeanmillet.org
The Sheepfold, Moonlight, 1856-60
A Farmer's wife sweeping, 1867 - Jean-Francois Millet - www.jeanmillet.org
A Farmer's wife sweeping, 1867
Gleaners - Jean-Francois Millet - www.jeanmillet.org
Gleaners
The Angelus, 1857-59 - Jean-Francois Millet - www.jeanmillet.org
The Angelus, 1857-59
The Sower, 1850 - Jean-Francois Millet - www.jeanmillet.org
The Sower, 1850
Nude Study - Jean-Francois Millet - www.jeanmillet.org
Nude Study
Churning Butter, 1866-68 - Jean-Francois Millet - www.jeanmillet.org
Churning Butter, 1866-68
The Stubble Burner - Jean-Francois Millet - www.jeanmillet.org
The Stubble Burner
Grazing in the Vosges - Jean-Francois Millet - www.jeanmillet.org
Grazing in the Vosges
Frau beim Brotbacken - Jean-Francois Millet - www.jeanmillet.org
Frau beim Brotbacken
Self Portrait, c.1845-46 - Jean-Francois Millet - www.jeanmillet.org
Self Portrait, c.1845-46
The Walk to Work (or Le Depart pour le Travail) - Jean-Francois Millet - www.jeanmillet.org
The Walk to Work (or Le Depart pour le Travail)
A Winnower, 1866-68 - Jean-Francois Millet - www.jeanmillet.org
A Winnower, 1866-68
Winter- The Faggot Gatherers, 1868-75 - Jean-Francois Millet - www.jeanmillet.org
Winter- The Faggot Gatherers, 1868-75
A fiadeira - Jean-Francois Millet - www.jeanmillet.org
A fiadeira
Breaking Flax, c.1850-51 - Jean-Francois Millet - www.jeanmillet.org
Breaking Flax, c.1850-51
The Goose Girl at Gruchy, 1854-56 - Jean-Francois Millet - www.jeanmillet.org
The Goose Girl at Gruchy, 1854-56
Landscape with a Burning City - Jean-Francois Millet - www.jeanmillet.org
Landscape with a Burning City
Spring at Barbizon, 1868-73 - Jean-Francois Millet - www.jeanmillet.org
Spring at Barbizon, 1868-73
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