Guide de l'Étranger à Montmartre (A Stranger's Guide to Montmartre)
Medium:Giclée (The Original is in the GVSU Permanent Collection)
Height: 26 in
Width: 17 in
Woman in red dress holding newspaper. Red flowers in hair. Buildings with windmills in black background. Original 2008.487.210.
Jules-Alexandre Grün was the pupil of Jean-Baptiste Lavastre, the famed theatrical decorator of the Paris Opera, and of Antoine Guillemet, a renowned landscape painter. He was a joyous member of the school of Montmartre where he decorated a number of cabarets and assisted in decorating the Tavern de Paris. Grün is known for his Belle Epoque paintings, pastels, posters and in particular for his comical illustrations in the French magazines La Caricature, La Fin de siecle, Le Courrier francais, Le Rire, and L'Assiette au Beurre, among others. The original artwork is from the From the Robert L. Hoskins and Erwin A. Raible Collection of Fin de Siécle French Prints, Gift of Elaine Rutowski Shay.