Toulouse-Lautrec, Henri

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Name
Toulouse-Lautrec, Henri Gender: M
Henri Marie Raymond de Toulouse-Lautrec
born on 24 November 1864 at 06:00 (= 06:00 AM )
Place Albi, France, 43n56, 2e09
Timezone LMT m2e09 (is local mean time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Gauquelin
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 02°16' s_mo.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 04°11 Asc.s_scocol.18.gif 18°25'



Henri Toulouse-Lautrec

Biography

French artist and painter whose great influence on Post-impressionist French art came after his death. Physically deformed by accidents that broke both of his thighs in adolescence, he abandoned his aristocratic upbringing and immersed himself in the bohemian entertainment of the 1890s, providing vivid portrayals of prostitutes and other performers and audiences of the Parisian entertainment spots of that era, including the Moulin Rouge.

The only surviving child of an eccentric count and his shy wife, Henri Toulouse-Lautrec slipped on a polished floor on 5/30/1878 and broke his left thigh. In August 1879, he stumbled into a ditch and broke his right thigh. The accidents left him crippled for life, and his growth was frozen at 5’1". Despite the deformity, Toulouse-Lautrec’s charisma and wit allowed him to fit in well with Parisian counterculture of his time during the 1880s and 1890s. He turned his back on his aristocratic family life, and moved to the Montmarte district of Paris when he was 19, dividing his time between painting and Paris nightlife.

He completed his first painting at the end of 1879. In 1882, he began to study painting formally. In 1886, he had his first exhibition at the Salon des Arts Incoherents.

In 1891, he prepared his first poster for the Moulin Rouge nightclub, and his fame started. By 1894, he had taken up residence in a high-class house of prostitution in the Rue des Moulins. He lived in this brothel and others on and off for the rest of his life.

His life of working all day, drinking all evening, and nightly indulgences (he was also syphilitic) eventually took its toll. He began to deteriorate from alcoholism, and on 3/17/1899, he was sent to a private mental home with delirium tremors, but within months of his release was drinking heavily again. He had a slight stroke in February 1901. He was struck down with paralysis on 8/20/1901, and died at 2:15 AM on 9/09/1901.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Relationships

  • associate relationship with Avril, Jane (born 9 June 1868). Notes: he painted famous portrait poster of her
  • associate relationship with La Goulue (born 12 July 1866). Notes: he painted her several times
  • friend relationship with Wilde, Oscar (born 16 October 1854)

Events

  • Social : Institutionalized - prison, hospital 1899 (For alcoholism)
  • Death by Heart Attack 9 September 1901 at 2:15 PM in Paris (Stroke following syphillis, age 36)
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Source Notes

Gauquelin Vol. 4/1078

Categories

  • Traits : Body : Size (Short in stature, growth stunted)
  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : STD/Sexually transmitted (Syphilis)
  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Stroke (Terminal)
  • Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Handicapped (Deformed legs)
  • Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Accident/Injury (Horse, broke legs)
  • Diagnoses : Psychological : Abuse Alcohol (Hospitalized)
  • Vocation : Art : Commercial artist (Poster design, lithography)
  • Vocation : Art : Fine art artist (Painter)
  • Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession
  • Notable : Book Collection : American Book

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