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



Noel, 1896-1897
Original cover, Printed Paris 1896
Condition A+, 11 in x 15 in
$2500.00



Salon des Cent
From "Le Maitre de L'Affiche"
PL.94 printed 1897
$4850.00
Rare





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




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

$3800.00



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





La Samaritaine
From "Le Maitre de L'Affiche"
PL.166 printed 1899
$3200.00




Job
From "Les Maitre de L'Affiche"
PL.202 printed 1900
$7400.00
Most Rare



Lefèvre-Utile, Madere Biscuits
Original label, Printed Paris 1909
Condition A+
$1400.00 framed




Lefèvre-Utile
, Melange Italien
Original label, Printed Paris 1901
Condition A+
$1400.00 framed



Lefèvre-Utile, Gaufrettes Pralinees
Original label, Printed Paris ca. 1900
Condition A+
$1400.00 framed





Incantation/Salammbo

From "L'Estampe Moderne"
Printed Paris 1897
$3800.00 Rare



Salome

From "L'Estampe Moderne"
Printed Paris 1897
Sold To Request




Salon des Cent 1897

Original colour stone lithograph 
Printed Paris 1897
Condition A+, 17 3/8 in x 24 in
Sold




L'Image Revue
Original woodcut cover,
Printed Paris 1896
Condition A, 8 7/8 in x 11 7/8 in
$950.00




L'Estampe Moderne
Original cover, Printed Paris 1897-1899
Condition A, 12 in x 16 in
$230.00






Zdenka Cerny

Original colour stone lithograph 
Printed Paris 1913
Condition A, 43 1/4 in x 74 1/2 in
Sold


Art et Decoration

from "Documents Decoratifs"
Printed Paris 1902
$2550
.00
Rare






Hallowed be thy name

From "Le Pater"
LP.01 printed 1899
$2450.00 Rare




Thy Kingdom Come
From "Le Pater"
LP.02 printed 1899
$2450.00 Rare




Gismonda

From "Les Affiches Illustrees"
Limited printing of 1025
AL.41 printed 1896
$1650.00
Note: This is a smaller version than the
Maitre de L'Affiche version





Biscuits Lefèvre-Utile

Original colour stone lithograph 
Printed Paris 1896
Condition A+, 17 3/8 in x 24 in
Sold




Chansons D'Aieules
Original cover, Printed Paris 1898
Condition A+, 7 3/4 in x 10 1/2 in
Sold


 


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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