Jean-François Millet biography
Born in Normandy, France in 1814, Jean-Francois Millet was a French painter well known for his paintings of peasants and rural life. His first successful piece was The Milkmaid (1840), and his most popular painting became Angelus (1859). Because of his focus on the labors of rustic living, he was accused of being a socialist. He is linked with the Barbizon school.