Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec is a French painter, born November 24, 1864 and died September 9, 1901. Son of a couple of cousins, he was the victim – at the age of 10 – of a genetic disease ( pycnodysostosis). After 4 years, with fragile bones, he suffered a severe fall which caused stunting in his legs (his height stopped at 152 cm).
In 1901, suffering from tuberculosis, cerebrovascular accident and then a cerebrovascular accident, he died at the age of 37.
Despite his interminable health problems, he has always been active and researcher of information and training. This is how he studied artistic painting in Paris with several famous painters and created a veritable wealth of works (737 paintings, 275 watercolors and more than 5,000 others). Artist of Modern Art and painter of Post-Impressionism, he sketched the art of living in Parisian bohemia at the end of the 19th century.
Image of title: “Moulin de la Galette“ 1889 , Source: artemazeh.blogspot.com
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my daughter and her family recently visited toulouse and went to his old house to learn about him