List of products by manufacturer STEINLEN Theophile Alexandre
Steinlen was born in Lausanne (Switzerland) in 1859 and died in Montmartre in 1923. He studied at the Faculty of Letters of the Academy of his hometown. In 1877, in Mulhouse he apprenticed with a manufacturing uncle. Little concerned about metallurgy, from 1879 to 1881, he became an apprentice lithographer and printer. In Paris, at the end of 1881, he moved to Montmartre in a garni on rue Dancourt. During the winter of 1882 he fell ill, and was treated by Dr. Willette, who introduced him to his brother Adolphe. It was the beginning of a brotherly friendship, Willette made him a regular at Le Chat Noir. He first lived at 58, rue Caulaincourt, then at 73, near the maquis, a house called "Cat's cottage" because of the many cats he received. Extraordinary draftsman, witness of his time, he tackled all subjects, with a predilection for humble people whom he described as "a narrative and non-corrosive pencil". His domain was the street, the little people who go to the July 14 ball, those who revolt, the riot, the red flag, but also the aftermath of misery, mourning and cold. Author of many posters, among the most famous: "the Black Cat".