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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The Bouquet of Margueritas - Jean-Francois Millet - www.jeanmillet.org
The Bouquet of Margueritas
Peasant Women with Brushwood, c.1858 - Jean-Francois Millet - www.jeanmillet.org
Peasant Women with Brushwood, c.1858
Narcissi and Violets, c.1867 - Jean-Francois Millet - www.jeanmillet.org
Narcissi and Violets, c.1867
Le Nourrisson or L'enfant Malade - Jean-Francois Millet - www.jeanmillet.org
Le Nourrisson or L'enfant Malade
The Peasant Family, 1871-72 - Jean-Francois Millet - www.jeanmillet.org
The Peasant Family, 1871-72
Woman With A Rake - Jean-Francois Millet - www.jeanmillet.org
Woman With A Rake
Churning Butter, 1866-68 (detail) - Jean-Francois Millet - www.jeanmillet.org
Churning Butter, 1866-68 (detail)
Garden - Jean-Francois Millet - www.jeanmillet.org
Garden
Madame Lefranc, c.1841-42 - Jean-Francois Millet - www.jeanmillet.org
Madame Lefranc, c.1841-42
The Church at Greville, c.1871-74 - Jean-Francois Millet - www.jeanmillet.org
The Church at Greville, c.1871-74
Woman Grazing her Cow, 1858 - Jean-Francois Millet - www.jeanmillet.org
Woman Grazing her Cow, 1858
Bucheron Preparant Des Fagots - Jean-Francois Millet - www.jeanmillet.org
Bucheron Preparant Des Fagots

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