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November 24, 2017

Henri de Toulouse Lautrec, “Jane Avril

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1864-1901), Jane Avril, 1954, reproductive print, 15 x 12 inches. Brigham Young University Museum of Art.

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, known for his post-Impressionist paintings and poster designs, was born on this day in 1864. This poster of the famous can-can dancer Jane Avril celebrates Parisian nightlife near the turn of the twentieth century, such as the famous Moulin Rouge nightclub, which the artist frequented.