Cyber Week Special: Install happiness for less, use code CM20 to save 20% on your order.

Collection: Alphonse Mucha

Alfons Maria Mucha (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.

Mucha was and remains best known for his Art Nouveau work, which frustrated him. According to his son and biographer, Jiří Mucha, he did not think much of Art Nouveau. "What is it, Art Nouveau?" he asked. "...Art can never be new." He took the greatest pride in his work as a history painter.

Although it enjoys great popularity today, at the time of his death Mucha's style was considered outdated. His son, author Jiří Mucha, devoted much of his life to writing about him and bringing attention to his artwork. In his own country, the new authorities were not interested in Mucha. The Slav Epic was rolled and stored for twenty-five years before being shown in Moravský Krumlov. The National Gallery in Prague now displays the Slav Epic, and has the major collection of his work.

Mucha is also credited with restoring the movement of Czech Freemasonry.

One of the largest collections of Mucha's works is in the possession of former world no. 1 professional tennis player Ivan Lendl, who started collecting his works upon meeting Jiří Mucha in 1982. His collection was exhibited publicly for the first time in 2013 in Prague. {https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alphonse_Mucha}

8 products
Princess Hyacinth by Alphonse Mucha
Regular price
$35.00
Sale price
$35.00
Zodiac by Alphonse Mucha
Regular price
$35.00
Sale price
$35.00
Jarni Slavnosti (Spring Festival of Music and Dance) by Alphonse Mucha
Regular price
$35.00
Sale price
$35.00
Job by Alphonse Mucha
Regular price
$35.00
Sale price
$35.00
Cycles Perfecta by Alphonse Mucha
Regular price
$35.00
Sale price
$35.00
Salon des Cent by Alphonse Mucha
Regular price
$35.00
Sale price
$35.00
Sarah Bernhardt in “La Samaritaine” (The Woman of Samaria) by Alphonse Mucha
Regular price
$35.00
Sale price
$35.00
Sarah Bernhardt as "La Dame aux Camélias” by Alphonse Mucha
Regular price
$35.00
Sale price
$35.00