Théophile- Alexandre Steinlen (November 1859 – December 1923) - French-Swiss artist
Théophile-AlexandreSteinlen, a popular French-Swiss artist, was born on 10th November 1859. He was a well-known printmaker in Switzerland but was popular for his rural landscape, flowers, and nude paintings. Théophile-Alexandre Steinlen made many popular and inspiring paintings during his lifetime. To advertise the master printer Charles Verneau, Théophile-Alexandre created the best poster design. In the year 1923, this popular artist died. Still, one could find many of his popular painting collections displayed in the national gallery of Art in Washington and the Museum of Modern Art in New York.
All about Théophile-AlexandreSteinlen:
The great French-Swiss artist, Théophile-AlexandreSteinlen, was well known as a printmaker, lithographer, and prolific illustrator. He was an exceptionally talented sculptor and painter in his time, which inspired many artists all over the globe. Théophile-AlexandreSteinlen also had an interest in social justice concerns. He used to demonstrate the concern related to the poor and the working classes. He also tried to provide social justice for the social concern of the poor people.
Théophile-Alexandre Steinlen completed his studies from The University of Lausanne. After completing his studies, he worked as a designer trainee at a textile mill in east France. This popular painter was married to Emilie when he was still learning painting skills. They both were motivated and inspired by the painter François Bocion in their early twenties. Then both Steinlen and his wife Emilie moved to the community for the artist in Paris. Steinlen also did poster art for the cabaret owner and other enterprises. His panting becomes quite popular in the 1890s when his best landscapes, nudes, and flowers paintings were displayed at the Salon des Independents.
Théophile-AlexandreSteinlenloved cats and used them to create masterpiece art of animals. He included the cat figure in many of his illustrations and paintings. By creating more than two thousand images published in multiple publications using photomechanical reproduction, Steinlen greatly influenced the younger generation of artists. Photomechanical reproduction was a new technology that helps in a photographic image using paper and ink. Steinlen even published a book of his designs that included cat figures named Dessins Sans Paroles Des Chats exhibiting his affection towards cats.
Théophile-Alexandre Steinlen created more than six hundred original and amazing lithography. He also created oil paintings and sculptures that were popular. From 1883 to 1970, Théophile-Alexandre Steinlen became a regular contributor to different magazines to create hundreds of illustrations. And to avoid any political problems like bad criticism, he created the illustration under a pseudonym. Théophile-Alexandre Steinlen met many popular artists who influenced and inspired him to grow his art skills in his lifetime. Some of the popular artists whom he meets where like Louis Anquetin, Adolphe Willette, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, and Félix Vallotton. He meets these entire artists at the notorious Le Chat Noir club.
Throughout Théophile-Alexandre Steinlen's lifetime, his favorite subject was his permanent home, Montmartre, and its surrounding environment. He often used to describe his popular subjects in his paintings. He died in the year 1923 and was buried in Montmartre in Cimetière Saint-Vincent. His popular painting was mainly found at many museums all over the globe. Some of his popular paintings are available in popular places like Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia. Some of his paintings and sculpture are in the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., United States.