About the artist
Théophile-Alexandre Steinlen (November 10, 1859 – December 13, 1923) was a Swiss-born French Art Nouveau painter and printmaker. He was best known for his posters of cabarets and cafes, as well as his illustrations for books and magazines. Steinlen was influenced by the realism of Gustave Courbet and Jean-François Millet, as well as the symbolism of Odilon Redon and Pierre Puvis de Chavannes. He was also a friend of the poet and playwright Tristan Bernard and the painter Henri Toulouse-Lautrec. Steinlen's works often depicted the harshness of life in the working-class districts of Paris.
Also associated with: Tristan Bernard, Henri Toulouse-Lautrec, Gustave Courbet, Jean-François Millet, Odilon Redon, Pierre Puvis de Chavannes.