Thèâtre du Chat Noir (The Black Cat Theater)
Medium:Giclée (Original is in the GVSU Permanent Collection)
Height: 23 in
Width: 16.5 in
Text in center for "Clairs de Lune" and other performances. "Theatr de Chat Noir" in text at top. Original 2008.487.204.
Benjamin Jean Pierre Henri Riviere was born in Montmartre, Paris in 1864. Riviere was discovered by the Chat Noir artistic cabaret in 1882. He joined teacher and academic painter, Emile "Pere" Bin in his studio to learn to paint. By 1866, Riviere was having his own private art exhibitions.