Toulouse Lautrec (1864-1901) exhibited his first cabaret paintings in Montmartre cafes.
Soon thereafter, he was flooded with commissioned work to create lithographs for posters and illustrations as promotional tools for newly opened tea houses, the theatre and bars.
He created 737 paintings, 275 watercolors, 363 prints and posters and 5,084 drawings within 20 years. Unfortunately the artist drank more alcohol instead of tea and died of complications at the age of 36. I find it fitting that artist Kelvin Chin has created three miniature collectable teapots in honour of Toulouse-Lautrec.