• Jean-François Millet. French painter of Rural France. Born on this day in 1814

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    The Angelus October 04, 1814. Jean-François Millet was a French painter and one of the founders of the Barbizon school in rural France. Millet is noted for his scenes of peasant farmers; he can be categorized as part of the Realism art movement. In this image: The Angelus by Jean Francois Millet.
    Woman Baking Bread
    The Gleaners
    The peasant subjects, which from the early 1850s were to be Millet's principal concern, made their first important appearance at the Salon of 1848 with The Winnower , later destroyed by fire. In 1849, after a period of great hardship, Millet left Paris to settle in...
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