Artist of the moment……..Theophile Steinlen

 

 

Theophile Steinlen was a Swiss artist renown for his paintings of cats. Theophile Steinlen was born in Lausanne, Switzerland in the year 1859. This is the French speaking part of the country.

Steinlen was also an avid printmaker.

Below a great selection of works by Steinlen. This includes not only his famous cats, but wonderful landscapes and female nudes:

The artist attended college at the University of Lausanne.

Steinlen was a successful commercial artist painting not only cats, but chickens and other animals. The artist also painted the figure. He was in demand by leading cultural magazines of the time.

Steinlen was also a sculptor with cats being his favorite subject.

Theophile Steinlen passed away in 1923.

In this clip we view a work by Steinlen that appeared on my favorite television show, the Antiques Roadshow!:

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/roadshow/season/14/raleigh-nc/appraisals/1909-steinlen-summer-cat-lithograph–200902A20

Price range information: Works range from $5,000 to $150,000.

Steinlen is included in the National Gallery of Art located in Washington D.C.

What a great subject matter! I love cats, what awesome models they make since they don’t talk and they move so very little. Steinlen does a wonderful job of capturing the emotional spirit of cats!

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