[WWI Soldiers And Peasants]. Alexandre Théophile Steinlen, French.
[WWI Soldiers And Peasants]
[WWI Soldiers And Peasants]
[WWI Soldiers And Peasants]
[WWI Soldiers And Peasants]
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[WWI Soldiers And Peasants]

c1914-1918. Group of five lithographs, each signed “St.” and two captioned in image, each editioned in pencil and signed in coloured pencil below image, sizes range from 31.7 x 24cm to 26 x 37.3cm. Slight creases and minor discolouration overall.

Captions include “Ou est la gare de l’Est? Gare du N [east and north railway stations].”

A major artist of the French Art Nouveau era, Swiss-born Steinlen was mainly self-taught. In Paris he established himself as a leading illustrator of popular journals. He also contributed a large amount of drawings and lithographs to radical press publications, often using pseudonyms such as ‘Treelan’ and ‘Pierre’ to avoid political repercussions. In the 1890’s Steinlen’s use of line and design led to some of the most famous posters of the Art Nouveau movement, including Tournee du Chat Noir (1896).

The majority of his art continued to explore the hardships of the poor and humble. Known as “the Millet of the Streets”, Steinlen had a vast influence. Among other artists both Toulouse-Lautrec and Picasso paid direct homage to his art. Ref: University of Illinois Library, USA.

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Item #CL184-149

Price (AUD): $2,650.00  other currencies

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