Painter of the Week: Jean-François Millet. Today: Hunting Birds at Night. 1874. Oil on canvas. Height: 74 cm (29.1 in). Width: 93 cm (36.6 in). Philadelphia Museum of Art
Jean-François Millet (October 4, 1814 – January 20, 1875) was a French painter and one of the founders of the Barbizon school in rural France. Millet is noted for his scenes of peasant farmers; he can be categorized as part of the movements of Realism and Naturalism.