The Norton Museum of Art presents its newest summer exhibition, Posters by Toulouse-Lautrec, the first time in 45 years the Norton has presented a show by this artist. The exhibition features a robust selection of Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec’s printed works from the 1890s on loan from the private collection of Palm Beach resident Jan Willinger, a longtime supporter of the Norton. The show, on display from August 2 – December 10, is curated by the 2019 Summer Interns with the guidance of Tim Wride, William and Sarah Ross Soter Curator of Photographer.
Many of the posters were created as advertisements to publicize celebrities performing in the clubs and cabarets of the Montmartre section of Paris that the artist frequented, while others documented the daily activities 19th- century modern life. Created using the lithographic process, Toulouse-Lautrec’s posters are renowned for their bold, vivid compositions, which feature caricature-like renderings of his subjects.
For more information about the exhibition, visit norton.org.