Henri Marie Raymond de Toulouse-Lautrec (1864-1901) was active in Paris, where he painted entertainers and prostitutes. From 1891 his lithograph posters were a great success.
Toulouse-Lautrec showed an early gift for drawing and in 1882 began to study art in Paris. He admired Goya's etchings and Degas's work, and in the 1880s he met Gauguin and was inspired by Japanese prints.
Lautrec became a familiar figure drawing and painting in the dance halls, theatres, cafes, circuses, and brothels. Many of his finished works have the spontaneous character of sketches. He often painted with thinned-out oils on cardboard.
Why is Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec famous?
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec was a French artist, assodated with the Impressionists.