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How One Naive Amateur Painter Changed the Course of Modern Art Forever

MutualArt | Posted 05.19.2016 | Arts
MutualArt

One night in 1908, at the age of 64, Henri Rousseau, the toll booth operator turned self-taught painter, found himself at the epicenter of the Parisian avant-garde, or at the center of an elaborate joke, or perhaps a little of both.

Standing in a Foyer of Surrealism

Suzanne Deal Booth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Suzanne Deal Booth

A large, writhing faux-fur sculpture rising as though directly out of a surrealist's vision is not what one expects on entering a house.