Théodore Rousseau was born in Paris, France, on April 15, 1812. After receiving traditional artistic training in Paris, he established his own style of landscape painting, working directly from nature near the village of Barbizon. He became the leader of a group of artists known as the "Barbizon School," who emphasized nature's untamed aspects. Although he didn't achieve critical acceptance until late in life, Rousseau was admired by other painters, including the first generation of Impressionists. He died on December 22, 1867.
The digital exhibition showcases a curated selection of paintings and stories about Rousseau and his painting and drawing techniques.