Thèâtre du Chat Noir (The Black Cat Theater)
Medium:Giclée (Original is in the GVSU Permanent Collection)
Height: 23 in
Width: 16.625 in
Black print on thin tan paper. Border with black cats and faintly stenciled color. Text in center for "Clairs de Lune" and other performances. "Theatr de Chat Noir" in text at top.
Benjamin Jean Pierre Henri Riviere was born in Montmartre, Paris in 1864. He joined teacher and academic painter, Emile "Pere" Bin in his studio to learn to paint. Riviere was discovered by the Chat Noir artistic cabaret in 1882. He held his first exhibition in 1886.