|GAUDEAMUS (listen), Theophile Steinlen
|Chat Noir, 1896,
Theophile Alexandre Steinlen
Steinlen studied at the University of Lausanne before taking a job as a designer trainee at a textile mill in Mulhouse, located in eastern France. While still in his early twenties and still developing his skills as a painter, he and his new wife were encouraged by an artist friend to move to the artistic community in the Montmartre sec-tion of Paris. There, Steinlen became acquainted with the painter, Adolphe Willette, who introduced him to the artistic crowd at a bistro called Le Chat Noir (The Black Cat, below), which led to commissions to do poster art (above, right) for the singer and cabaret owner, Aristide Bruant. He became what we term today a commercial artist or graphic designer.
|Steinlen's feline frustrated.
Le Chat Blanc
|Clinique Cheron, 1905,
|Recumbent Cat, 1898, Theophile Alexandre Steinlen
|Invitation to the Funeral of a
Boy's Life, 1891, Theophile Steinlen
|Serbes, Theophile Steinlen
|Pierrot and Cat, 1890,
|You Will Burn a Candle,
1900, Theophile Steinlen