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Redoute des Etudiants - Jules Cheret
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Cheret poster reading "Winter 1894-1895; Wednesday, January 16; student's ball [at the] Closerie des Lilas (Bullier ballroom); tickets at the office of the Students' Association, 41 rue des Ecoles." - Jules Cheret (French; 1836-1932) Leading lithographer; set up his own shop, specializing in posters, in 1866 (in 1881 this shop became part of the Imprimerie Chaix, publishers of Les Maitres de l'Affice); after selling shop, continued doing commercial graphics, but also painting, tapestry cartoons, etc.; combining rococo grace and modern Parisian elegance, created a true poster style (rather than imitation of oil paintings); first major poster artist to draw directly on lithographic stone.
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