Alphonse Maria Mucha
(1860 - 1939)
Alphonse Maria Mucha was active/lived in New York / Czech Republic, France. Alphonse Mucha is known for art nouveau design, figure and portrait painting.
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Biography Alphonse Maria Mucha
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A painter, illustrator and muralist whose name is prominently
associated with Art Nouveau*, Alphonse Mucha created work with strong
composition and color and sensuous curves derived from nature.
Using this style, he began earning widespread attention in the 1890s
for his illustration work including posters of actress Sarah Bernhardt.
Although his name is linked to Art Nouveau, a style meaning
'new art' in French, he avoided that discussion by saying he was merely
painting in a way that was unique and natural to him.
Mucha was born in 1860 in Ivancice, Moravia, which is near the city of
Brno in the modern Czech Republic. When he finished high school,
he became determined to become a painter, des
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