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JULES CHERET (French / 1836-1932)

Born in Paris, Jules Chéret was the single most important figure in the development of the French lithographic poster. Chéret's work defined and in some ways shaped the Belle Époque. He was born into a poor family, apprenticed as a lithographer in England, and on his return to France in 1866 set about revolutionizing poster design and printing. Among Chéret's pupils was Georges de Feure. Many of Chéret's prints (and his less-successful paintings) can be seen in the Musée des Beaux-Arts in Nice, where he lived in his final years. Our photo shows Chéret showing one of his posters to Toulouse-Lautrec.

See also:

GEORGES DE FEURE

Selected prints by JULES CHERET

Pan, 1884
Lithograph
Folies-Bergère, 1884
Lithograph
La danse, 1900
Lithograph

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