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Jean-François Millet
A peasant I was born, and a peasant I will die

Jean-François Millet, The Artists
Portrait of Jean-François Millet

Jean-François Millet was a French artist born on October 4, 1814. Millet contributed to the Barbizon School and Realist movements and died on January 20, 1875.

Retreat from the Storm, Jean-François Millet

Retreat from the Storm 1846

The Sower, Jean-François Millet

The Sower 1850

The Gleaners, Jean-François Millet

The Gleaners 1857

Woman with a Rake, Jean-François Millet

Woman with a Rake 1856 – 1857

The Angelus, Jean-François Millet

The Angelus 1857 – 1859

The Sheepfold, Moonlight, Jean-François Millet

The Sheepfold, Moonlight 1856 – 1860

Potato Planters, Jean-François Millet

Potato Planters 1861

Autumn Landscape with a Flock of Turkeys, Jean-François Millet

Autumn Landscape with a Flock of Turkeys 1872 – 1873

Young Shepherdess, Jean-François Millet

Young Shepherdess 1870 – 1873

Bird’s-Nesters, Jean-François Millet

Bird’s-Nesters 1874

Haystacks: Autumn, Jean-François Millet

Haystacks: Autumn 1874

I remember being awakened one morning by voices in the room where I slept.

Memories of Childhood in Gréville-Hague 1881

Suddenly an immense wave rose up like a raging mountain, caught the vessel and carried it towards the beach.

The Shipwrecks 1881

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