One of the best-known painters of the Post-Impressionist period, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, was born on this day in 1864. This 1891 oil painting is on display in Gallery 65, alongside works by Pissarro, Manet, Degas, van Gogh and Monet. Despite being painted in oil, the absorbent card gives the surface a dry, pastel-like appearance
Nico Klopp (1894–1930) was a Luxembourg painter remembered above all for his post-impressionist paintings of scenes on the River Moselle where he lived.
Born on 18 September 1894 at Bech-Kleinmacher on the Moselle in south-eastern Luxembourg, Klopp attended the Arts and Crafts School in Luxembourg before studying art in Cologne (1916-1918) and Weimar (1919-1920).
In the mid-1920s, he was among those who reacted not just against the trends of the 19th century but also against the impressionists, inspired by artists such as Vincent van Gogh and Paul Cézanne. Together with Joseph Kutter and a group of other Luxembourg artists, he therefore broke away from the Cercle artistique de Luxembourg and became a co-founder of the Salon de la Sécession in 1927, inspired by secessionist developments in Munich, Vienna and Berlin. Klopp lived in Remich where he painted many pictures of the bridge over the Moselle. Both his landscapes and his still lifes are distinctive in their bright colouring and their solid strokes which clearly bring out the main subjects. He exhibited his works at many salons and exhibitions in Luxembourg, Trier, Nancy, Bruges, and Echternach. He died in Luxembourg City on 29 December 1930 when he was only 36.