Alfons Maria Mucha (Czech: [ˈalfons ˈmuxa] (listen); 24 July 1860 – 14 July 1939), known in English and French as Alphonse Mucha, was a Czech painter, illustrator and graphic artist, living in Paris during the Art Nouveau period, best known for his distinctly stylized and decorative theatrical posters of Sarah Bernhardt. He produced illustrations, advertisements, decorative panels, and designs, which became among the best-known images of the period.In the second part of his career, at the age of 43, he returned to his homeland and devoted himself to painting a series of twenty monumental canvases known as The Slav Epic, depicting the history of all the Slavic peoples of the world, which he painted between 1912 and 1926. In 1928, on the 10th anniversary of the independence of Czechoslovakia, he presented the series to the Czech nation. He considered it his most important work. It is now on display in the National Gallery in Prague.
Information from Wikipedia, made available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License
Mucha established himself as a respected poster designer in Paris in the late 19th century, after designing a poster promoting the actress Sarah Bernhardt. His illustrations are distinguished by their mosaic backgrounds influenced by Byzantine artwork, and the romantic female form often depicted in flamboyant, theatrical poses, wearing garments laden with precious gems. Mucha's work was also popular with commercial businesses at the time, who often hired him for illustrations. Czech artist.
Artist, Interior Designer, Graphic Artist, Painter, Sculptor
Alphonse Mucha, Alphonse Marie Mucha, Alfons Marie Mucha, Alfons Mucha, Alphonse Maria Mucha, Alfonse Maria Mucha, Alfons Mukha, Alphons Mucha, A. M. Mucha, Mucha, mucha alfons
Information from Getty’s Union List of Artist Names ® (ULAN), made available under the ODC Attribution License