About the artist
Alphonse Mucha (24 July 1860 – 14 July 1939) was a Czech Art Nouveau painter and decorative artist, best known for his distinct style and his images of women. He was born in the town of Ivančice, Moravia and studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich and later in Paris. His work was heavily influenced by Japanese woodblock prints and the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. Mucha's work was often used to promote the Art Nouveau style and he was a leading figure in the Art Nouveau movement. He was also a successful portrait painter and illustrator.
Also associated with: Slav Epic, Sarah Bernhardt, Job cigarette papers, The Moon, The Sun, The Seasons.