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Alphonse Mucha

Czech (1860-1939)
The Father of Art Nouveau

"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)

Mucha Poster Gallery
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Special Note: "Mucha is currently my best seller and most are sold before or as I list them,
so if there is a certain image of interest please let me know and I'll give you a price estimate." Greg

Greg's Featured Mucha:
Art et Decoration



Original Lithograph, Plate 57 from "Documents Decoratifs",
published by Librairie Centrale des Beaux-Arts in Paris, 1902.
Signed in the plate lower right
$2950.00 Rare

The Ages of Man
(Set of Four)

_ _ _

Alphonse Mucha (Czech 1860-1939)
Four Original colour stone lithographs Printed by F. Champenois, Paris, 1898.
$6950
.00
(set of Four)
Rare

"This series of four panels depicting the Ages of Man [was] used as the basis for a calendar for 1898.
The images show a young boy growing into an old man, always accompanied by a doting female muse.
These are the rare proofs before letters."(Rennert/Weill, p. 47)

 

Hallowed be thy name

From "Le Pater"
LP.01 printed 1899
$2950.00
Rare




Thy Kingdom Come
From "Le Pater"
LP.02 printed 1899
$2950.00
Rare



 



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

Full size version sold
in Auction Oct 2016
$19,200. PAI, NY.


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


Full size version sold
in Auction June 2017
$16,800. PAI, NY.






Lorenzaccio
From "Le Maitre de L'Affiche"
PL.114 printed 1898
$2950.00

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 Oct 2015
$36,000. PAI, NY.



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

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



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

Full size version sold
in Auction March 2017
$21,600. PAI, NY.




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


Full size version sold
in Auction June 2017
$33,600. PAI, NY.



 




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



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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