Henri De Toulouse-Lautrec - Nice, On The Promenade Des Anglais - 1880

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1864-1901) Part II

When the Moulin Rouge cabaret opened, Toulouse-Lautrec was commissioned to produce a series of posters. His mother had left Paris and, though he had a regular income from his family, making posters offered him a living of his own. Other artists looked down on the work, but he ignored them. The cabaret reserved a seat for him and displayed his ... More

Henri De Toulouse-Lautrec - Devotion - The Two Girlfriends - 1895

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1864-1901) Part I

Henri Marie Raymond de Toulouse-Lautrec-Monfa was born at the Hôtel du Bosc in Albi, Tarn, in the Midi-Pyrénées region of France, the firstborn child of Alphonse Charles Comte de Toulouse-Lautrec-Monfa (1838–1913) and his wife Adèle Zoë Tapié de Celeyran (1841–1930). The last part of his name means he was a member of an aristo... More

Ferdinand Hodler - Turnerbankett, 1878

Ferdinand Hodler (1853-1918)

Ferdinand Hodler was one of the most famous Swiss painters of the late 19th and early 20th century. He was born in Bern, the eldest of six children. His father, Jean, made a living as a carpenter and his mother, Marguerite, was from a peasant family. When Hodler was eight years old, he lost his father and two younger brothers as a ... More