Henri de toulouse-lautrec 1864-1901
French painter and printmaker. He is best known for his portrayals of late 19th-century Parisian life, particularly working-class, cabaret, circus, nightclub and brothel scenes. He was admired then as he is today for his unsentimental evocations of personalities and social mores. While he belonged to no theoretical school, he is sometimes classified as Post-Impressionist. His greatest contemporary impact was his series of 30 posters (1891-1901), Moulin Rouge mk250 AD 1892 - 1895 years. Oil on canvas, 121.9 x 140 cm. City of Chicago Art Institute of Chicago.