August 6-September 26
Around the Northwest School
Jules Cheret, the father of color lithography and of the art poster, has influenced everyone from Toulouse-Lautrec, who called him "The Master," to modern advertisers. His work transcended the realm of "commercial" art, however, and his painting and pastels were eagerly acquired by influential collectors, as well as fellow artists like Degas and Monet. Cheret's pioneering efforts in color printmaking were an important contribution to the excitement and energy associated with La Belle Époque.