Henri Toulouse-Lautrec by Julia Frey
A Life

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A definitive chronicle of the life of one of the world's great artists draws from thousands of previously unavailable family letters to capture the essence of Toulouse-Lautrec's life and to accurately evoke his time period. 10,000 first printing.

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Julia Bloch Frey was born in Louisville, KY in 1943. She attended Antioch College, the University of Texas at Austin and Yale University, where she earned a PhD in French literature. She was also trained in Paris as an artist and printmaker. During a 25-year academic career, she taught at Yale, Brown, Sarah Lawrence and the University of Colorado, where she is Professor Emerita. Her biography, "Toulouse-Lautrec: A Life", won the 1995 Pen Center USA West Literary Award in Nonfiction, was chosen a notable book of 1995 by The New York Times Book Review and was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award in biography. In the UK it was chosen one of the best books of 1994 by the London Spectator and the outstanding art biography of 1994 by Apollo Magazine. It was a Finalist for the W.H. Smith Literary Award. She now lives in France. For more information see http://juliafrey.blogspot.com/
Published June 16, 1994 by Weidenfeld & Nicolson. 640 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Arts & Photography, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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Drawing on hundreds of previously untapped letters and family documents, Frey, who teaches art and literature at the University of Colorado, has produced a vivid, engrossing, often astonishing biography that delves into Toulouse-Lautrec's obsession with gems and hygiene, his mania for publicity, ...

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