Guide de l'Étranger à Montmartre (A Stranger's Guide to Montmartre), 1900
Medium:Giclée (Original is in the GVSU Permanent Collection)
Height: 26 in
Width: 18.75 in
Woman in red dress holding newspaper. Red flowers in hair. Buildings with windmills in black background.
Jules-Alexandre Grün was the pupil of Jean-Baptiste Lavastre, the famed theatrical decorator of the Paris Opera. He was also a student of Antoine Guillemet, a renowned landscape painter. Grun 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, and posters. He is also particularly known for his comical illustrations in the French magazines La Caricature, La Fin de Siécle, Le Courrier francais, Le Rire, and L’Assiette au Beurre. The original artwork is from the Robert L. Hoskins and Erwin A. Raible Collection of Fin de Siècle French Prints, a gift of Elaine Rutowski Shay.