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    Henri Rousseau

    1844 - 1910

    Henri Julien Félix Rousseau was a French post-impressionist artist. He was a self-taught painter who became a friend of Picasso and an inspiration to the Paris avant-garde.

    While working as a toll collector in Paris, he taught himself to paint and exhibited his work from 1886 until the end of his life. He was given the nickname "Le Douanier" ("the customs officer") by his acquaintances in the Parisian artistic community.

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    Piet Mondrian

    1872 - 1944

    Pieter Cornelis Mondriaan was born in Amersfoort, Netherlands, and died in New York.

    Mondrian used the simplest combinations of straight lines, right angles, primary colours, and black, white, and gray. The resulting works possess an extreme formal purity that embodies the artist’s spiritual belief in a harmonious cosmos.

    He was an important leader in the development of modern abstract art and a major exponent of the Dutch abstract art movement known as De Stijl (“The Style”).

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    Vincent Van Gogh

    1853 - 1890

    Vincent van Gogh was born in Groot-Zundert, Netherlands. He was a post-impressionist painter whose work, notable for its beauty, emotion and colour, influenced much 20th century art.

    He struggled with mental illness, and remained poor and virtually unknown throughout his life. Van Gogh died in France on July 29, 1890, at the age of 37, from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

    He became famous after his death, and is considered to be a misunderstood genius.

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