Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (born November 24, 1864, Albi, France - died September 9, 1901, Malromé) was one of the leading French exponents of post-impressionist painting. In fact, Toulouse-Lautrec observed and documented the personalities of Parisian nightlife with great psychological intuition and extreme realism. He took particular interest in the French show business in the 1890s, producing works of great value that showed their strengths and weaknesses. The use of the fluid and expressive line led to world famous compositions. His painting and his characters are full of psychological overtones. The extreme simplification in the outlines, the movement and the use of large areas of color make his posters and paintings powerful works.