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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Mere et ses deux enfants - Jean-Francois Millet - www.jeanmillet.org
Mere et ses deux enfants
Portrait Of A Young Boy - Jean-Francois Millet - www.jeanmillet.org
Portrait Of A Young Boy
Les Fagoteuses - Jean-Francois Millet - www.jeanmillet.org
Les Fagoteuses
Italienische Küstenlandschaft - Jean-Francois Millet - www.jeanmillet.org
Italienische Küstenlandschaft

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