Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec
|Name:||Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec|
|Date of Birth:||November 24 1864|
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec was an influential post-impressionist painter. He was an escortcel who was friends with another involuntary celibate: Van Gogh. He had a genetic disorder that made it so his legs stop growing after they were broken. He was mocked so viciously for his miniature stature and odd appearance, that he was driven to alcoholism, institutionalization, and ultimately death. He frequented prostitutes and even moved into a brothel. He had no confirmed love affairs. It was rumored he had a love affair with a 17 year old named, "Marie Charlet", but, "there is no proof". He was well loved by those in the art and writing community, just not by women without paying. At the age of 36 he died from complications of alcoholism and syphilis.