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.