Henri Rousseau — French Artist born on May 21, 1844, died on September 02, 1910

Henri Julien Félix Rousseau was a French Post-Impressionist painter in the Naïve or Primitive manner. He was also known as Le Douanier, a humorous description of his occupation as a toll collector. Ridiculed during his lifetime by critics, he came to be recognized as a self-taught genius whose works are of high artistic quality. Rousseau's work exerted an extensive influence on several generations of avant-garde artists... (wikipedia)

Excuse my scribbling, it is late, and I have a poor candle.
Nothing makes me so happy as to observe nature and to paint what I see.
If a king tries to start a war, a mother should go to him and forbid it.
It is often said that my heart is too open for my own good.
I cannot now change my style, which I acquired, as you can imagine, by dint of labour.