Théophile Alexandre Steinlen

individual, ENTITY.3437
Life Dates:
1859 – 1923
Nationality:
Swiss French
Artist Biography:
Théophile Alexandre Steinlen was born in Switzerland, where he studied art at Lausanne and later became active as a textile designer in Mulhause. In 1882 he arrived in Paris where he worked as an illustrator for the journals "Mirliton", "Assiette au Beurre", "Chat Noir", and "Gil Blas"; for which he produced over four hundred lithographs. He proved to be successful both commercially as an avid product advertising artist, and also culturally with his posters of cabaret and music hall performers.