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Summer Gallery Night Exhibition

The David Barnett Gallery is pleased to present its “Toulouse-Lautrec and the Paris Scene” exhibit.  An opening reception will be held on Gallery Night & Day, Friday, July 27, 2012 from 5:00pm to 9:00pm and Saturday, July 28, 2012 from 11:00am to 5:00pm.   The exhibit will run through October 13, 2012.  The gallery is located at 1024 E. State St. at Prospect Ave. in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Featuring vintage posters and original prints from the period - La Belle Epoch 1890’s through 1930’s French Art Deco - highlighting the rare 1897 Toulouse-Lautrec portfolio “Au Pied du Sinai”.   Artists include Mucha, Bonnard, Steinlen, Cheret, Gauguin, Degas, Villon, Paul Emile Pissarro, Ludovic Rodo Pissarro, Cassandre, Paul Colin, Caron, Fix-Masseau, Poulbot, Georges De Feure, Lebasque, Gadoud, Guener, Clerice Freres, Georges Dola, Prejelan, Louis Lessieux, Marguerite Montaut (Gamy) and more.  Subjects include music, movies, sports, air and nautical, travel, beverages and animals. 

Toulouse-Lautrec was a French painter, printmaker, draftsman and illustrator, whose immersion in the colorful and theatrical life of Paris in the late 1800’s yielded a collection of exciting, elegant and provocative images of the modern and sometimes decadent life of those times.  The artist is known as one of the greatest painters of the Post-Impressionist period.