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A Lithographer Turning the Press

A Lithographer Turning the Press, Lithograph
Théophile Steinlen (Swiss-born, French, 1859 – 1923)

Théophile Alexandre Steinlen was a Swiss-born French painter and printmaker who lived in the Montmartre Quarter of Paris during the height Art Nouveau's popularity. Steinlen designed many now-iconic posters in the Art Nouveau style, including La tournée du Chat Noir de Rodolphe Salis (1896).  The subject matter of the image pictured here, A Lithographer Turning the Press, pays homage to the skilled labor behind this famous era of color lithograph posters.