Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, born on November 24, 1864, in Albi, France, was a renowned French painter. Unable to participate in physical activities due to physical challenges from a childhood accident, Toulouse-Lautrec turned to art.
Toulouse-Lautrec’s passion for art thrived and with the support of his family, he moved to the bohemian district of Montmartre in Paris. By the late 1880s, he had become a successful painter, exhibiting his work at prestigious shows and befriending notable Impressionist artists. His distinctive style captured the vibrant and decadent nightlife of late 19th-century Paris.
While his painting career was cut short by health issues and alcoholism, Toulouse-Lautrec’s impact on the art world was profound. He left behind a significant body of work comprising 737 canvases and 275 watercolours.