Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1864-1901) was a French artist who found fame during the Post-Impressionist period. He is known for his depiction of French life during this time period, frequently highlighting nightlife and theatrical events. Toulouse-Lautrec used vivid color and flowing lines to create impactful pieces, that often seemed to have a musical quality to them. His artistic abilities also extended into poster-making. Perhaps one of his most famous pieces, Moulin Rouge, La Goulue, earned him critical and public acclaim for embracing unique subjects. While Toulouse-Lautrec struggled with physical disabilities and alcoholism, his work displaying the exciting and raw world of French culture during that time is still adored today.