Friend of Suzanne Valadon and Painter of Nightlife : Notes on Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec

Nov. 24 is the birthday of a painter who borrowed techniques from Japanese artists to portray scenes of French women expanding their role in public life.

Toulouse-Lautrec, “Gueule de Bois / La Buveuse/The Hangover,” c. 1887–1889. Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest from the Collection of Maurice Wertheim, Class of 1906, image is in public domain.