||Henri-Marie-Raymond Toulouse-Lautrec-Montfa is
born in the "Hôtel du Bosc" in Albi. Son of the count
of Toulouse-Lautrec and countess Adèle-Zoé-Marie-Marquette
Tapié of Céleyran, Lautrec is born into one of France's
wealthiest families and his vocation as an artist somewhat surprises them.
||After first fracturing one leg, Lautrec's breaks his other leg after
spontaneous fractures prevent his lower limb from developing. He is left
||He stops his studies and, following the advice of his first teacher Princeteau,
goes to academic painter Bonnat's studio instead. He develops an interest
in Japanese art and leaves Bonnat's studio to go to Cormon's
the following year.
||He is moving further and further away from academic life, and sets himself
up in Montmartre in the heart of Parisian nightlife.
||Aristide Bruant opens the "Le Mirliton" cabaret. Lautrec frequents
||Henri Toulouse-Lautrec takes part in an exhibition at Le Barc de Bouteville's
gallery, along with Anquetin, Emile Bernard, Pierre Bonnard and Maurice
Denis. He signs the first poster that makes him famous: Moulin Rouge (La
||Lautrec makes a poster for his friend Jane Avril, a French cancan dancer.
She is also depicted in his works "Le Divan Japonais" and "Jane
Avril du Jardin de Paris" (1893), and a last poster "Jane Avril"
(1899). Lautrec creates his first poster from the Bruant series, Aristide
Bruant aux Ambassadeurs.
||He becomes part of the "Revue Blanche" (White Review) social
circle and gets friendly with the Natanson brothers, Tristan Bernard and
Romain Coolus. He regularly visits brothels and develops a passion for the
||La Goulue asks him to make the scenery for her fairground stall. He goes
to London with his friend Joyant where he meets Oscar Wilde and Whistler.
||He moves to 30, rue Fontaine and sails to Lisbon with his friend Joyant
("La passagère du 54"). He develops a passion for cycling
and follows Tristan Bernard's performance in the velodromes.
||New studio at 15, rue Frochot.
Publication of "Les Elles" album, the result of his work in
the brothels, whose frontispiece is used as a poster.
||Exhibition at the Goupil Gallery in London. Lautrec publishes his second
album, dedicated to Yvette Guilbert.
||Lautrec is put into a mental hospital for three months.
||He dies in Malromé at his mother's side. His body is buried