Jules Chéret

Chéret, Jules (zhül shārāˈ) [key], 1836–1932, French painter and draftsman, originator of the modern poster. His colorful, sophisticated designs for the theater and opera influenced Toulouse-Lautrec. Chéret introduced color lithography into France in 1866.

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