TOULOUSE LAUTREC |
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France 1864 - 1901
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec was born into a wealthy family in Albi, France in Nov 24 1864. Died Sept 9 1901, France.
His family descended from a secondary branch of one of the oldest and most prestigious families in France, the Toulouse dynasty. Before Lautrec's time, this dynasty existed as the absolute rulers of the entire South of France. Lautrec was educated mainly by his mother with whom he had a close relationship, as his parents were informally separated.
Lautrec was crippled from the age of twelve after breaking his left leg and then breaking his right leg at fourteen. Neither leg healed properly due to the probability that he was the victim of the disease pyknodysostasis which results in dwarfism. Deprived of the physical life that a normal body would have permitted, his artistic talent was discovered at a young age, and he received some art training from an animal painter, Rene Princeteau, in Paris when he was fourteen.
Toulouse-Lautrec had a craftsmanly technique, and oftentimes utilized the poster as a means of producing artwork. At the end of the nineteenth century poster production was a way for the young artist to make money and ...
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