"Come to my heart in love, my beautiful cat: hold the claws and let me sink into your beautiful eyes, mixed with agate and metal," Charles...
Swiss-born painter and engraver, born in 1859 in Lausanne, he lived mainly in France.
In his artistic life he has focused on images of cats in a wide range of styles, such as Realism, Art Nouveau, Post-Impressionism.
Very famous his poster of the local Chat Noir.
He collaborated assiduously with various periodicals narrating with his drawings moments of everyday life.
He was also politically engaged and was a socialist deputy.
He died in Paris in 1923