Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec1864-1901
During over 20 years of creative life, the artist created more than 700 paintings, 257 watercolors, 363 prints, 5084 drawings.
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec was born on November 24, 1864 in Albi in an aristocratic family. At the age of 13, he broke his right hip, a year later, he broke his left hip, after which he remained disabled for life. During the period of treatment and rehabilitation, he was carried away by art, that helped him escape from reality, full of pain of disappointment.
In 1882, Toulouse-Lautrec moved to Paris, where he continued his studies in art. His creative views were formed under the noticeable influence of Post-Impressionist artists and the art of Japanese engraving. In Paris, he discovered the technique of lithography and one of the first seriously interested in the creation of posters.
During over 20 years of creative life, the artist created more than 700 paintings, 257 watercolors, 363 prints, 5084 drawings. He also created works of ceramics and stained glass. Recognition came to Lautrec after his death.
To date, the artist's auction record is 22 420 000 $. "Washerwoman" was sold for this price at Christie's auction in New York.