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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Landscape with a Burning City - Jean-Francois Millet - www.jeanmillet.org
Landscape with a Burning City
Breaking Flax, c.1850-51 - Jean-Francois Millet - www.jeanmillet.org
Breaking Flax, c.1850-51
Landscape with a Peasant Woman, early 1870s - Jean-Francois Millet - www.jeanmillet.org
Landscape with a Peasant Woman, early 1870s
Autumn Landscape With A Flock Of Turkeys - Jean-Francois Millet - www.jeanmillet.org
Autumn Landscape With A Flock Of Turkeys
Dandelions - Jean-Francois Millet - www.jeanmillet.org
Dandelions
Man With A Hoe - Jean-Francois Millet - www.jeanmillet.org
Man With A Hoe
Woman making Cross-stitch - Jean-Francois Millet - www.jeanmillet.org
Woman making Cross-stitch
Feeding the Young, 1850 - Jean-Francois Millet - www.jeanmillet.org
Feeding the Young, 1850
Peasant with a Wheelbarrow, 1848-5 - Jean-Francois Millet - www.jeanmillet.org
Peasant with a Wheelbarrow, 1848-5
Shepherdess with her Flock, 1863 - Jean-Francois Millet - www.jeanmillet.org
Shepherdess with her Flock, 1863
Haystacks, Autumn, 1873-74 - Jean-Francois Millet - www.jeanmillet.org
Haystacks, Autumn, 1873-74
Reclining Female Nude, c.1844-45 - Jean-Francois Millet - www.jeanmillet.org
Reclining Female Nude, c.1844-45

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