Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec  (French, 1864-1901) 

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Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (French, 1864–1901) was loosely associated with the Post-Impressionist movement, and best known for his extensive work in lithography and poster art. He moved to Paris in 1882, to study under academic painter Fernand Cormon with fellow students Émile Bernard (French, 1868–1941) and Vincent van Gogh (Dutch 1853–1890). Toulouse-Lautrec set up a studio in Montmartre—an area of Paris infamous for its nightclubs—and began drawing its performers and the “low life” of Paris in the context of dance-halls, circuses, bars, and brothels.

Several posters feature the nightclub Moulin Rouge, including Jane Avril Leaving the Moulin Rouge (1892) and Au Moulin Rouge: la danse (1890). There are numerous portraits of the most famous performers of the day, such as La Goulue, Jane Avril and Yvette Guilbert. Toulouse-Lautrec experimented with a range of materials, such as oil, watercolor, and charcoal, but printmaking in particular allowed him to develop the flat planes of color and stylized shapes that made his posters ideal for modern media. Although Toulouse-Lautrec exhibited his work in numerous exhibitions, such as Les XX in Brussels, the Exposition du Petit Boulevard, and the Société des indépendants in Paris, his work was also published in magazines, advertisements, and theater programs.

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Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Sagesse

 

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec
Sagesse
1893

Auction: Apr 30, 2014
Dallas Auction Gallery
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Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, À Table

 

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec
À Table
1881

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Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, May Belfort

 

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec
May Belfort
1895

Heather James Fine Art
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Portrait de Femme

 

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec
Portrait de Femme
1895

Galerie Dreyfus
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, ARISTIDE BRUANT

 

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec
ARISTIDE BRUANT
1893

Christopher-Clark Fine Art
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, MADEMOISELLE MARCELLE LENDER, EN BUSTE

 

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec
MADEMOISELLE MARCELLE LENDER, EN BUSTE
1895

Christopher-Clark Fine Art
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, MISS MAY BELFORT EN CHEVEUX (Miss May Belfort with her Hair Down)

 

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec
MISS MAY BELFORT EN CHEVEUX (Miss May Belfort with her Hair Down)
1895

Christopher-Clark Fine Art
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, MISS MAY BELFORT SALUANT (Miss May Belfort Taking a Bow)

 

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec
MISS MAY BELFORT SALUANT (Miss May Belfort Taking a Bow)
1895

Christopher-Clark Fine Art
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, MAY BELFORT

 

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec
MAY BELFORT
1895

Christopher-Clark Fine Art
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Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Dessins de Maitres de Francais, IX, Henri de Toulous-Lautrec, 72 dessins Chez Helleu et Sergent Editeurs, Paris (1 work)

 

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec
Dessins de Maitres de Francais, IX, Henri de Toulous-Lautrec, 72 dessins Chez Helleu et Sergent Editeurs, Paris (1 work)
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Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Elles

 

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec
Elles, 1896
color lithograph

 

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Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Pourquoi pas ?... Une fois n'est pas coutume

 

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec
Pourquoi pas ?... Une fois n'est pas coutume, 1893
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1864   Born in Albi, France
1872   Attends Lycée Fontanes in Paris
1881   Passes his baccalaureate in Toulouse, travels to Paris
1882   Entered studio of Léon Bonnat
1882 - 1886   Joined atelier of Fernand Cormon. Meets Louis Anquetin, Emile Bernard, and Vincent van Gogh
1901   Dies in Malromé, France
2012 - 2013   Toulouse-Lautrec: Paris & The Moulin Rouge, National Gallery of Australia
2009   Feb. 1 - April 26, Toulouse-Lautrec and Paris, Clark Art Institute
2005   July 16 - Oct. 10, Toulouse-Lautrec and Montmartre, Art Institute of Chicago
2005   March 20 - June 12, Toulouse-Lautrec and Montmartre, National Gallery of Art
1898   Goupil Gallery, London
1897   Libre Esthetique, Brussels
1896   Joyant Gallery
1896   Poster exhibition in Reims
1895   Lithography Exhibition, School of Fine Arts in Paris
1895   La Libre Esthéthique (Free Aesthetics), Brussels
1893   First large private exhibition Boussod-Valadon gallery
1888   Vingt (the Twenties) exhibition in Brussels