Henri Marie-Raymond de Toulouse 'Lautrec Monfa was a little man with a big name. When he was a child, he was in a series of accidents which revealed that he had a rare bone disease. As he grew up, his arms and upper body grew with him, but his legs remained those of a child. Lautrec was a cheerful, optimistic sort, though, so he didn't let it get him down. His love of art helped him through the hard times, so he moved to the beautiful, glittering city of Paris to study it. He made many friends in Paris, and there was no place he loved better than the district of Montmartre. There, he would visit the music halls like the Moulin Rouge and mingle with artists, workers on their days off, and middle class people looking for adventure. Throughout this biography are full-color reproductions of some of Lautrec's most famous works, paintings done by other artists of the time, and photographs of Lautrec and some of his closest friends. Lautrec was a talented artist who produced many, many paintings and other works of art, and his work reflects the spirit of the exciting times that he lived in.
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Date read: 5/14/2012