Steinlen, Alexandre Theophil

1961 French Exhibition Poster - Steinlen Retrospective - Maison de la pensée Francaise

$350.00
  • 1961 French Exhibition Poster - Steinlen Retrospective - Maison de la pensée Francaise

Steinlen, Alexandre Theophil

1961 French Exhibition Poster - Steinlen Retrospective - Maison de la pensée Francaise

$350.00

Date: 1961
Size:  18.5 x 25 inches
Artist: Steinlen, Alexandre Theophile

About the poster:
Exhibition poster for the exposition entitled "Steinlen Retrospective." The exhibit ran from 5th December 1960 to 22nd January 1961. The exposition was held at the Maison de la Pensée Française. The poster is in excellent condition and ready to frame.
About the artist:
Steinlen was famous for his Chat Noir or black cat posters at the turn of the century.

Of Steinlen, Wikipedia writes: "Théophile Alexandre Steinlen, (1859 –1923), was a Swiss-born French Art Nouveau painter and printmaker. Steinlen became a regular contributor to Le Rire and Gil Blas magazines plus numerous other publications including L'Assiette au Beurre and Les Humouristes, a short-lived magazine he and a dozen other artists jointly founded in 1911. Between 1883 and 1920, he produced hundreds of illustrations, some which were done under a pseudonym to avoid political problems due to their harsh criticisms of societal ills. Today, his works can be found at many important museums around the world including at the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia. and the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., United States."