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Jean-François Millet

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Jean-François Millet was a French Realist painter who co-founded the Barbizon school with fellow artist Théodore Rousseau. Millet saw Godliness and virtue in physical labor and often depicted peasants toiling in rural landscapes in paintings with strong religious subtext. Millet turned his back on the academic style of the French Salon and his early artistic education—a trend that would continue to develop into the later half of the 19th century, especially within the Impressionist movement. (The Art Story)

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