Toulouse-Lautrec by Robert Burleigh


Toulouse-Lautrec by Robert Burleigh

A picture book biography that tells the story of French artist Henri Toulouse-Lautrec. Illustrated completely with his artworks as well as those of his contemporaries, the book tells how he came to be an artist, despite being crippled and sickly. It includes his famous works of the Moulin Rouge as well as discusses the advent of the poster - a medium that he soon became the master of. The printing process for the poster is also discussed as well as how it heavily influenced advertising thereafter. His drinking problem as well as the sexual overtures of some of his work, especially the Moulin Rouge, is neither discussed nor illustrated. The book focuses on his technique and artworks.

About the Author

Robert Burleigh has written many award-winning books for children, including fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Booklist praised his work, saying, Burleigh paints mesmerizing word pictures on the page, and School Library Journal said that his writing encourages an understanding of the artistic process and self-expression. A painter as well as a writer, Mr. Burleigh lives with his wife in Chicago, where he received a M.A. from the University of Chicago.

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32 pages
Interest Age: From 5 To 9


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Publication date

1st April 2005



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