Despite his constant illnesses as a child, by the time he turned ten, Henrie de Toulouse-Lautrec had adopted the dark arts of art and craft. At the turn of his teenage years, the ambitious young artist had an accident which ended up breaking his two legs. Reportedly, this is the reason behind his abnormal physical appearance characterized with full size upper body coupled with stunted short legs. Having developed physical disability at a young age, the artist spent most of his earlier life enhancing his artistic skills. Additionally, his depiction of bohemian lifestyle is attributable to observations he made in his surroundings. He dwelled mostly in night clubs and as such only created images of such peoples as caretakers and prostitutes. He recorded his observations and imaginations canvas or made them into lithographs. Had significant influence on the community. For instance, it was a common phenomenon to find him amid huge crowds in bars enjoying light moments while at the same time making sketches that he would later expand into spectacular paintings in his studio. His continued heavy drinking was responsible for his ill health. By early nineties, the effects of the constant drinking confined him to an infirmary. He finally died while under the care of his mother. What distinguishes Toulouse-Lautrec from many of his contemporaries was his ability to make coherent observations and ultimately derive spectacular paintings from them. He made portraits of individuals who were of less significance to the then society. His pictures of prostitutes, bartenders and care takers showed the cruel conditions under which some members of the society.