The Artist

Jean-Fran├žois Millet (1814-1875) was born a peasant, and spent his childhood working on a family farm. Thanks to an uncle, he was able to receive a good education. After living in Cherbourg and Paris, he settled in Barbizon until his death. He always retained sympathy for the working class, and his most famous work is The Gleaners (1857).

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