The Artist Who Loved Cats: The Inspiring Tale of Theophile-Alexandre Steinlen Hardcover
GOLD AWARD WINNER OF THE 2019 PARENTS' CHOICE AWARDS.
The Artist Who Loved Cats is a rhyming picture book biography of artist Theophile-Alexandre Steinlen, the creator of the iconic Le Chat Noir Cabaret posters created in 19th-century Paris.
This story opens in modern-day France, when a little girl named Antoinette notices a little bronze cat in the window of her favorite antique store, and begs the shopkeeper Monsieur Arvieux and his clever cat Noir to tell her all about the artist. She learns that Steinlen moved to Paris in 1881 to pursue his artistic dreams, ultimately creating not just the Chat Noir posters but also more than 700 journal illustrations, famous posters, sculptures, cartoon strips, and paintings, and even used his art to make the world a better place. Many of Steinlen's artworks feature cats, his favorite subject.
Delightful rhyming verse, a sweet sprinkling of French vocabulary, and lovely illustrations by the award-winning team of author Susan Schaefer Bernardo and artist Courtenay Fletcher bring art history to life.
More than just a biography, The Artist Who Loved Cats is a celebration of art, inspiration, and following your heart to create a life that you love. It's the perfect book for expanding children's knowledge of real-life artists, teaching them to appreciate art and antiques, and supporting their creative spark! It's also a great companion guide for a trip to France or a study of French culture.