Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec

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Oil, Water Color





About Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1864-1901)

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec was a French painter, printmaker, and draftsman. Born in 1864, he is best known for his portraits of the colorful and eclectic characters of Parisian nightlife in the late 19th century. Toulouse-Lautrec's works are characterized by their bold, exaggerated depictions of people and their environments, as well as their vivid colors and dynamic compositions. He was known for his innovative techniques, such as his use of contrasting colors, and his works often convey a sense of energy and movement.

Over time, Toulouse-Lautrec became a leading figure in the Post-Impressionist movement, and his works continue to be celebrated for their historical significance and beauty. Today, Toulouse-Lautrec's works can be found in major museums around the world, and he remains one of the most famous and beloved artists of all time.

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec Art Lesson & Art Activity

Your students will learn about Toulouse-Lautrec’s unusual life. His unique use of line is investigated and the students will create watercolor masterpieces of their own emphasizing line and color as Lautrec did. They absolutely love this art lesson and activity! Be sure to click through the student masterpieces at the top of this page.

Art Elements Taught


Art Activity Emphasis

Parisian Character Drawing / Painting

Vocabulary Learned

calligraphic, horizontal, line, outline, poster, vertical

Student Art Supplies

Crayons, Watercolor Brushes, Tempera Paint
Art Lessons for Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec

How the Art Program Works:

1. Assembly

Introducing the Masters—Multi-Purpose Room or Classroom (20-45 minutes)

2. Student Worksheets

Learning from the Masters—Classroom (15-30 minutes)

3. Student Art Projects

Working with the Masters—Classroom (50-60 minutes)

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