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1) Full Name: Henry Marie Raymond de Toulouse-Lautrec-Monfa, 24 November 1864 to 9 September 1901, a French painter, printmaker, draughtsman, caricaturist and illustrator.
2) Immersion in the colorful and theatrical life of Paris in the late 19th century allowed him to produce a collection of enticing, elegant, and provocative images of the modern affairs of those times.
3) He is among the best-known painters of the Post-Impressionist period, with Paul Cezanne, Vincent van Gogh, Paul Gauguin and Georges Seurat.
4) Born into the aristocracy, Toulouse-Lautrec broke both his legs around the time of his adolescence and, due to an unknown medical condition, was very short as an adult due to his undersized legs.
5) In addition to his alcoholism, he developed an affinity for brothels and prostitutes that directed the subject matter for many of his works.
6) In a career of less than 20 years, he created: 737 canvas paintings, 275 watercolors, 363 prints and posters, 5,084 drawings, some ceramic and stained-glass work, and an unknown number of lost works.
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