Theophile Alexandre Steinlen
(1859 - 1923)
Theophile Alexandre Steinlen was active/lived in Switzerland, France. Theophile Steinlen is known for figure, landscape, genre, small animal painting, illustration, prints.
Biography Theophile Alexandre Steinlen
Théophile Alexandre Steinlen (1859-1923)
Born in Lausanne, Switzerland on November 10, 1859, he moved permanently to Paris at age 23 and became a French citizen. Steinlen studied art at Lausanne and later became active as a textile designer in Mulhause. In 1882 he arrived in Paris where he worked as an illustrator for the journals Mirliton, Assiette au Beurre, Chat Noir, and Gil Blas, for which he produced over four hundred lithographs. In the early 1890s, Steinlen's paintings of rural landscapes, flowers, and nudes were being shown at the Salon des Indépendants.
Besides illustrating advertisements for a variety of products, Steinlen was famous for his posters of cabaret and music hall pe
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