Synopses & Reviews
Published in association with The Art Institute of Chicago. Just in time for a major traveling exhibition on Toulouse-Lautrec in 2005 comes a book that introduces the brilliant and ever-popular artist to kids.
An important addition to Abrams' growing library of acclaimed picture book biographies is the story of Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, the French artist best known today for his vibrant and much-loved posters. Along with explaining the development of the poster medium, the book tells the moving tale of how Lautrec triumphed over a crippling childhood disease to become a popular artist in his day. The book is illustrated with gorgeous reproductions of his paintings, posters, and drawings, ranging from childhood sketches, to portraits of performers at the famous Moulin Rouge, to circus themes. Contemporary photographs of Lautrec and his friends bring the story to life.
This age-appropriate picture book tells the story of French artist Henri Toulouse-Lautrec, famed for his paintings of the Moulin Rouge. Published in association with The Art Institute of Chicago, where an exhibit of Toulouse-Lautrec's works will be on display from July-October 2005. Full color.
About the Author
A painter as well as a writer, Robert Burleigh is the author of award-winning books for children that have been praised by Booklist as painting "mesmerizing word pictures on the page." He lives with his wife in Chicago. The Art Institute of Chicago houses more than 300,000 works of art within its ten curatorial departments.