Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1864 – 1901)
1871-1881

 

 

 

Chronology

1864 Born 24 November.

1872 Begins his schooling at the Lycee Fontanes (now Condorcet) in Paris.
Starts to frequent Rene Princeteau's  studio.

1878-1879 Fractures his legs.

1882 Enters Bonnat's studio

1883 Begins to work in Cormon's studio.

1884 Meets Emile Bernard

1885 Meets Aristide Bruant and Suzanne Valadon, who becomes his mistress.  Begins to frequent the Montmartre London. Illustrates Jules Renard's cabarets and dance-halls.

1886 Meets Van Gogh. Leaves Cormon's studio. Exhibits at the MirIiton.

1888 Exhibits with 'Les Vingt' in Brussels.  Quarrels with Suzanne Valadon. Contracts syphilis.

1889 Exhibits for the first time at the Salon des Independants.

1890 Visits Brussels.

1891 Produces a poster for the Moulin  Rouge.

1892 Makes his first lithographs.

1893 Becomes acquainted with the Revue Blanche circle. Begins to paint theatrical subjects.

1894 Again visits Brussels. Takes up residence in the brothel in the Rue
des Moulins.

1895 Designs posters for May Belfort, May Milton, and the Revue Blanche.
Paints panels for La Goulue's booth. Visits London and meets Oscar Wilde.

1896 Begins to visit lesbian bars. Publishes Elles, prints depicting prostitutes.

1898 Exhibits at the Goupil Gallery. London. Illustrates Jules Renard's Histoires Naturelles. His health begins to deteriorate.

1899 Taken to an asylum at Neuilly after an attack of delirium tremens. Stays there until May, and is released into the care of a guardian. Starts drinking again on his return to Paris in the autumn.

1900 Visits Le Havre, Arcachon and his mother's country house at Malrome in the Bordelais.

1901 Returns to Paris and does some painting. In August, at Taussat, has a paralytic attack. Is taken to Malrome, where he dies on 9 September.

 

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