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SALIS, Rodolphe (1852 - 1897), Draughtsman, caricaturist

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
SALIS, Rodolphe (1852 - 1897), Draughtsman, caricaturist

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French, 19th century, male.

Born 1852; died 1897.

Draughtsman, caricaturist.

Rodolphe Salis founded the famous 'Chat Noir' cabaret club in Montmartre, Paris. The self-styled 'gentleman innkeeper' seems to have been a profiteering cafe owner who exploited the talents of his residents, although he did not treat them harshly. However, without his help, quite a few of them would probably never have come to prominence. The club was home

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