Alphonse Mucha

Alphonse Mucha (1860-1939) was a Czech/Bohemian illustrator, graphic artist, and painter who came to define the Art Nouveau movement shortly before the turn of the 20th century.

During his career’s early and formative phase, Mucha worked from Paris, living off commercial commissions for advertisement posters. Here he became a defining figure in the Art Nouveau movement and is today considered one of the finest artists of that period. Among his most famous creations were advertisements for the popular stage actress Sarah Bernhardt.

Later in life, Mucha dedicated himself to creating a national artistic vision for his people. Between 1912 and 1926, he worked almost exclusively on twelve monumental canvases known as The Slav Epic (Slovanská epopej), which today adorn the National Gallery in Prague.

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