Art Sunday #217: Théophile Steinlen – Le Chat Noir

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Théophile Alexandre Steinlen (November 10, 1859 – December 13, 1923), was a Swiss-born French Art Nouveau painter and printmaker.

Born in Lausanne, Steinlen studied at the University of Lausanne before taking a job as a designer trainee at a textile mill in Mulhouse in eastern France. In his early twenties he was still developing his skills as a painter when he and his new wife were encouraged by the painter François Bocion to move to the artistic community in the Montmartre Quarter of Paris. Once there, Steinlen was befriended by the painter Adolphe Willette who introduced him to the artistic crowd at Le Chat Noir that led to his commissions to do poster art for the cabaret owner/entertainer, Aristide Bruant and other commercial enterprises.

Source:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Théophile_Steinlen

Click here is you want to learn more about this French cabaret https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Le_Chat_Noir

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10 thoughts on “Art Sunday #217: Théophile Steinlen – Le Chat Noir

    Anna said:
    March 19, 2019 at 11:58 AM

    Cool painting. Cool cat 🙂 “pling”

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      Jim responded:
      March 19, 2019 at 1:34 PM

      I like it 🙂
      “pling”

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    cathysrealcountrygardencom said:
    March 17, 2019 at 3:59 PM

    Just come back from Mulhouse,I never knew about its connection to that iconic cat!

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      Jim responded:
      March 17, 2019 at 4:16 PM

      interesting, huh? 🙂

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    roseelaineblog said:
    March 17, 2019 at 11:42 AM

    Love this, thanks for bringing it to our attention 😊

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    swo8 said:
    March 17, 2019 at 10:48 AM

    Interesting work, Jim.
    Leslie

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      Jim responded:
      March 17, 2019 at 11:01 AM

      I have a print of this that I bought in Montmarte

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