Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec

1864-1901 France/Impressionism

 

Brief Biography-Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec was born the son of a nobleman in Albi, Southern France. Between 1882 and 1885, he studied art in Paris under Léon Joseph Florentin Bonnat and Fernand Cormon.
His family allowed him the finances to set up a studio in Montmartre in 1885. He became acquainted with impressionist painters such as Van Gogh, and later Paul Gauguin. The works of Edgar Degas had a strong influence on him along with Japanese art prints. His debut in the art profession was with posters and paintings for the entertainment industry in Paris. He frequented the Moulin Rouge where some of his most famous lithographs originated. The Salon des Indépendants exhibited his work in 1889, which created much interest in his posters. He travelled to several European countries including England, where he sketched Oscar Wilde on one of his visits there.
Lautrec drank heavily throughout his life. In 1899, he experienced a mental collapse and entered an asylum where he slowly recovered; however, he died due to his excessive lifestyle in 1901. His deformed legs may have contributed to his alcoholism, though this is mostly speculation, he also suffered from syphilis.
The Musée Lautrec in Albi displays many of his works.

 

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Aristide Bruant

Aristide Bruant Poster

Jane Avril Poster

Jane Avril

A La Mie

A La Mie

Confetti

Confetti

Moulin Rouge

A Corner of the Moulin Rouge

Lautrec

Lautrec at the Moulin Rouge

M-de la Galette

At the Moulin de la Galette

The Dance

At the Moulin Rouge The Dance

In Bed

In Bed

La Goulue

La Goulue

Count Alphonse-

Count Alphonse de Toulouse-Lautrec Driving his Mail Coach in Nice

Divan Japonais

Divan Japonais

La Goule

La Goule at the Moulin Rouge

Maxime

Maxime Dethomas

Doctor Gabriel

Doctor Gabriel Tapie de Celeyran

Fat Maria

Fat Maria

The Circus Fernando

The Circus Fernando

Young Routy

Young Routy at Celeyran

A Laborer

A Laborer at Celeyran

Madame Poupoule

Madame Poupoule Dressing

Maurice Joyant

Maurice Joyant

Reine de Joie

Reine de Joie

The Passenger

The Passenger in Cabin 54

The Dance

The Dance

Abandonment

Abandonment Two Friends

Aristide Bruant

Aristide Bruant in his Cabaret

Cover

Cover The Original Print

Jane Avril Entering

Jane Avril Entering the Moulin Rouge

Jane Avril Leaving

Jane Avril Leaving the Moulin Rouge

La Rousse

La Rousse in a White Blouse

Medical

Medical Examination

The Artist's Mother

The Artist's Mother

The Dog

The Dog

The Jockey

The Jockey

The Jockeys

The Salon

The Salon in the Rue des Moulins

The Seated Clowness

The Seated Clowness Cha-u-Kao

Washerwoman

The Washerwoman

Women Waltzing

Two Women Waltzing

In a Private Room

In a Private Room in the Rat Mort