JEAN-FRANCOIS MILLET (French / 1814-1875)

Jean-François Millet was born in Gruchy, near Gréville in Normandy. Born into a peasant family, he made the life and work of the French peasant class into the main focus of his art, thus earning the undying admiration of Vincent van Gogh. Millet was one of the founders of the Barbizon School, who emphasised plein air painting, and foreshadowed the Impressionists. This School began as a loose affiliation of friends, finding common purpose in the 1840s, and besides Millet included Constant Troyon, Narcisse Diaz, Charles Jacque, Théodore Rousseau, Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot, Henri Harpignies, and Charles-François Daubigny.

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Selected prints by JEAN-FRANCOIS MILLET

La grande bergère, c.1896
Les bêcheurs, c.1896
Tricoteuse, c.1896

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