Mucha, Alphonse

1902 Original Vintage French Art Nouveau Illustration - Figures Decoratives - A. Mucha

$1,075.00
  • 1902 Original Vintage French Art Nouveau Illustration - Figures Decoratives - A. Mucha

Mucha, Alphonse

1902 Original Vintage French Art Nouveau Illustration - Figures Decoratives - A. Mucha

$1,075.00
Date: 1902
Size:  12 x 16 inches
Artist: Alphonse Mucha

Alphonse Maria Mucha (1860-1939) is most often remembered for the prominent role he played in shaping the aesthetics of French Art Nouveau at the turn of the century. As a struggling and relatively unknown artist of Czech origin living in Paris, Mucha achieved immediate fame when, in December 1894, he accepted a commission to create a poster for one of the greatest actresses of this time, Sarah Bernhardt.

Though the printer was apprehensive about submitting Mucha's final design because of its new unconventional style, Bernhardt loved it and so did the public. "Le style Mucha," as Art Nouveau was known in its earliest days, was born.

Mucha's work was remarkably varied; he was equally adept at enormous panels and intricate jewels or hair combs. The Mucha museum in Prague lays testament to the vision and breadth of skill which he had and the legacy he left. Whether working in color or tone-on-tone, his talent is unquestionable.

This lithograph was initially been designed as the cover for the French Art Nouveau design magazine, Cocorico.
Rare and highly collectible. Signed in stone by Mucha. Professionally matted and ready to frame.