Articles by Toulouse-Lautrec Foundation

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Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (24 Nov 1864 – 9 Sep 1901)
Toulouse-Lautrec Foundation – TRANSCEND Media Service, 18 Nov 2019

At the age of 13 Henri fractured his left thigh bone, and at 14, the right. His legs ceased to grow, so that as an adult he was only 1.54m. tall, having developed an adult-sized torso, while retaining his child-sized legs. He is also reported to have had hypertrophied genitals. Physically unable to participate in most of the activities typically enjoyed by men of his age, Toulouse-Lautrec immersed himself in his art. An alcoholic for most of his adult life, he was placed in a sanatorium shortly before his death.

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Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (24 Nov 1864 – 9 Sep 1901)
Toulouse-Lautrec Foundation – TRANSCEND Media Service, 19 Nov 2018

At the age of 13 Henri fractured his left thigh bone, and at 14, the right. His legs ceased to grow, so that as an adult he was only 1.54m. tall, having developed an adult-sized torso, while retaining his child-sized legs. He is also reported to have had hypertrophied genitals. Physically unable to participate in most of the activities typically enjoyed by men of his age, Toulouse-Lautrec immersed himself in his art. An alcoholic for most of his adult life, he was placed in a sanatorium shortly before his death.

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Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (24 Nov 1864 – 9 Sep 1901)
Toulouse-Lautrec Foundation – TRANSCEND Media Service, 20 Nov 2017

At the age of 13 Henri fractured his left thigh bone, and at 14, the right. His legs ceased to grow, so that as an adult he was only 1.54m. tall, having developed an adult-sized torso, while retaining his child-sized legs. He is also reported to have had hypertrophied genitals. Physically unable to participate in most of the activities typically enjoyed by men of his age, Toulouse-Lautrec immersed himself in his art. An alcoholic for most of his adult life, he was placed in a sanatorium shortly before his death.

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Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (24 Nov 1864 – 9 Sep 1901)
Toulouse-Lautrec Foundation – TRANSCEND Media Service, 21 Nov 2016

His legs ceased to grow, so that as an adult he was only 1.54 m (5 ft 1 in) tall, having developed an adult-sized torso, while retaining his child-sized legs, which were 0.70 m (27.5 in) long. He is also reported to have had hypertrophied genitals. Toulouse-Lautrec is known along with Cezanne, Van Gogh, and Gaugin as one of the greatest painters of the Post-Impressionist period.

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