Young Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (age12) - just a year before he fractured both of his legs. The breaks did not heal properly and his legs ceased to grow, so as an adult he was only 1.54 m tall (about 5 feet). Modern physicians attribute this to an unknown generic disorder, possibly pycnodysostosis, also known as Toulouse-Lautrec Syndrome.
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, 24 November 1864 – 9 September 1901) was a French painter, printmaker, draughtsman and illustrator whose immersion in the colourful and theatrical life of Paris in the late 1800s yielded a collection of exciting, elegant and provocative images of the modern and sometimes decadent life of those times.
Lautrec- An alcoholic for most of his adult life, he was placed in a sanatorium shortly before his death. He died from complications due to alcoholism and syphilis at the family estate in Malromé, fewer than three months before his 37th birthday.