Reclining Cat, n.d.
6 1/8 x 7 3/4 in.
Sweeney Art Gallery Permanent Collection
Gift of Henry W. Coil, Jr.
Swiss artist Theophile-Alexander Steinlen established himself as a printmaker in the lively urban context of modern turn-of-the-century Paris. He is most well known for his poster prints of cafes and cabarets in a similar style to French artist Tolousse Lautrec. He often incorporated his favorite subject matter, cats, into his designs. This tendency earned his home the name "Cats Corner." The Sweeney Art Gallery holds two prints by Steinlen. Reclining Cat is a study after his feline muses. The second, Maxime Gorky, is a fascinating diptych that juxtaposes an intense portrait with a foreboding landscape.
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