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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

My Favorite Mucha Salon Des Cent has arrived
"This Mucha from the Maitre de L'Affiche series, perhaps more than any other demonstrates
the outstanding printing skills of the time. The smaller format, on high quality paper, lent it self to the use
of cutting edge technology not seen in the full size posters of the day. The golds used in the printing of the
Salon des Cent are unequal to anything printed before or since. This is truly a lithographer's lasting
masterpiece from the printer Imprimerie Chaix"
Greg


Salon Des Cent
From "Le Maitre de L'Affiche" PL.94 printed 1897
$4500.00 Now $4200



Bieres de la Meuse
From "Le Maitre de L'Affiche"
PL.182 printed 1899
$3800.00 Now $3400

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




Gismonda
From "Le Maitre de L'Affiche"
PL.27 printed 1898
$2950.00 Now $2750

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


Lorenzaccio
From "Le Maitre de L'Affiche"
PL.114 printed 1898
$2850.00 Now $2650

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




L' Estampe Moderne
Original cover
RP.07A printed 1897-1899
$395.00
Now $225

Hand Signed by Mucha, Extremely Rare
"Mucha felt that 'Le Pater' was his supreme achievement as an illustrator.
This is one of the most stunning series of Mucha's I have ever had,
and I can assure you the pictures you see here do not do them justice."
Greg

 

Hallowed be thy name
Original Lithograph from "Le Pater" printed 1899
$4250.00 Now $3450 each
signed in pencil by Alphonse Mucha

Hand Signed, Extremely Rare




Thy will be done
Original Lithograph from "Le Pater" printed 1899
$4250.00 Now $3450 each
signed in pencil by Alphonse Mucha

Hand Signed, Extremely Rare
 



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 August 2014 $21,350. Swann, 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




 

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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