Jules Cheret (1836–1932) was a French painter and lithographer who was instrumental in the emergence of printer and poster designers in the late 1890s. Born in Paris, he enrolled at the École Nationale de Dessin to study art. He went to London to study photography from 1859 to 1866 and was greatly influenced by British Art, especially printing and poster design. When he returned to France, he made posters for different theaters, including Eldorado, the Moulin Rouge, and the Olympia. He exhibited his work in numerous art venues, including the Louvre and the Salon, both in Paris, France.