EXHIBITION: “The Secret Gardens of Théophile Alexandre STEINLEN (1859-1923), from Montmartre to the Oise Valley”
From Saturday 2 April to Sunday 10 July 2022

Château d’Auvers – South Orangery

In the context of the 2022 cultural programming the Château d’Auvers is presenting a monographic exhibition dedicated to the artist Théophile Alexandre STEINLEN entitled “The secret gardens of Théophile Alexandre Steinlen, from Montmartre to the Oise Valley” in line with its desire to raise appreciation of the artists of the impressionist movement and their contemporaries, whilst enhancing knowledge of the Oise Valley as an artistic centre.

On the occasion of the exhibition, the Château d'Auvers invites you to rediscover the work of this major artist from the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th centuries, who worked as a painter, engraver and poster artist. If he owes his fame to his 1896 poster Tournée du Chat Noir (Black Cat Tour), Steinlen, a painter of felines, also tackled a wide variety of subjects including street scenes, portraits and caricatures, as well as his numerous illustrations for journals such as the Mirliton or the Assiette au beurre.

From his studio in Montmartre to the Oise Valley, the representation of landscapes traversed also occupies an important place in his work. This exhibition allows us to rediscover the places that Steinlen cherished, from the alleyways of the Butte Montmartre district, to the views of Paris and its suburbs, to the green hills of Vexin, without forgetting his trip to Norway. Like Claude Monet, Théophile Alexandre Steinlen also drew his inspiration from his garden at Jouy-le-Moutier, whose paths he designed, and which he constantly cultivated and drew... With unpublished works this exhibition will reveal the landscapes travelled and the inner world of the painter while also aiming to present the well-known individuals in his artistic circle such as Aristide Bruant, Georges Clemenceau and Anatole France… and his intimacy in the heart of the Oise Valley.

The exhibition benefits from exceptional loans from private collectors and from the Daubigny Museum in Auvers-sur-Oise.

The Château d’Auvers, property of the Conseil départemental du Val d’Oise (Departmental Council of Val-d’Oise)

Situated in the heart of the village of Auvers-sur-Oise, the Château d'Auvers, a property of the Departmental Council of Val-d'Oise, is a unique site, combining heritage and impressionist experience in an unspoilt landscape, only 30 minutes from Paris.

An innovative and contemporary cultural project on Impressionism, “Vision Impressionniste” (“Impressionist Vision”), in a XVIIth century chateau.

With its Italian inspiration, the estate is laid out in horizontal terraces which offer expansive views over the Oise valley, a landscape which has inspired many impressionist painters: Charles François Daubigny, Camille Pissarro, Paul Cézanne, Vincent Van Gogh...

The Château d'Auvers exhibits a selection of paintings from the second half of the XIXth century from the departmental collection, with around thirty works by artists who have chosen this unique territory as a source of inspiration.

Dates: From 2 April to 10 July 2022

Open Wednesday to Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Place: South orangery

Public: Individuals

Cost: 4€50 / - 7 years, Free

Informations: 01 34 48 48 45 or at

COVID-19: Preventative measures required / Wearing a mask and Vaccination Pass required / Event may be cancelled if decision taken by the government or the prefecture and depending on how the health situation develops