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Alphonse Mucha

Czech (1860-1939)
The Father of Art Nouveau

Alphonse Mucha Video (3 min)
A brief look at Mucha's life
and work. Has rare actual footage of Alphonse Mucha.


"Alphonse Maria Mucha 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. The success of that first poster Gismonda brought a 6 years contract between Bernhardt and Mucha and in the following years his work for her and others included costumes and stage decorations, designs for magazines and book covers, jewelry and furniture and numerous posters. Mucha returned to Czechoslovakia in 1910, where he dedicated the remainder of his life to the production of a an epic series of 20 paintings depicting the history of the Slav people, the Slav Epic"
(Mucha Museum Prague)

Mucha Poster Gallery
click on each image for details


Special Note: "Mucha is my currently my best seller and most are sold before I list them,
so if there is a certain image of interest please let me know." Greg

Greg's 11th annual August Poster Sale August 1st to 31st
Take 20% off every poster in stock.

Just Arrived


L'Image Cover
Original cover, from "L'Image" engraved by Vibert, Editor Floury,
Issue No.1, Dec 1896, Paris
$450.00



Gismonda
From "Le Maitre de L'Affiche"
PL.27 printed 1896
$2850.00

Full size version sold
in Auction Nov 2012
$14,400. PAI, NY.



Bieres de la Meuse
From "Le Maitre de L'Affiche"
PL.182 printed 1899
Just Sold To Request

Full size version sold
in Auction Sept 2013
$40,800. PAI, NY.



Salon des Cent
From "Le Maitre de L'Affiche"
PL.94 printed 1897
Sold To Request


Full size version sold
in Auction May 2011
$18,000. PAI, NY.


Lorenzaccio
From "Le Maitre de L'Affiche"
PL.114 printed 1898
Sold To Request


Full size version sold
in Auction Nov 2012
$13,200. PAI, NY.



Dame aux Camelias
From "Le Maitre de L'Affiche"
PL.144 printed 1898
Sold To Request


Full size version sold
in Auction Nov 2008
$27,600. PAI, NY.



La Samaritaine
From "Le Maitre de L'Affiche"
PL.166 printed 1899
Sold To Request


Full size version sold
in Auction Nov 2012S
$21,600. PAI, NY.



Job
From "Le Maitre de L'Affiche"
PL.202 printed 1900
Sold To Request

Full size version sold
in Auction March 2013
$20,400. PAI, NY.


Salon des Cent
From "Das Moderne Plakat"
PM.14 printed 1897
Sold To Request

Full size version sold
in Auction May 2011
$18,000. PAI, NY.


Salome
From "L'Estampe Moderne"
EM.08 printed 1897
Sold To Request

Similar variation sold
in Auction Nov 2012
$4,800. PAI, NY.



Incantation/Salammbo
From "L'Estampe Moderne"
EM.12A printed 1897
Sold To Request




L' Estampe Moderne
Original cover
RP.07A printed 1897-1899
$395.00



 

Greg's Recommended Mucha read: Alphonse Mucha: The Spirit of Art Nouveau by Victor Arwas.
The definitive book on the life and works of Mucha.



Greg's Recommended Mucha website:
The Mucha Foundation
This website is a truly amazing resource for all things Mucha past and present.


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