Artist Birthdays, July 24: ALPHONSE MUCHA
ALPHONSE MUCHA (July 24, 1860 – July 14, 1939)
Field: Painting, illustration
Art Movement: Art Nouveau
ARTiFact: Gained success after designing a poster for the 1894 play Gismonda, starring Sara Bernhardt – the most famous actress in Paris at the time.
Artist Quote: “The purpose of my work was never to destroy but always to create, to construct bridges, because we must live in the hope that humankind will draw together and that the better we understand each other the easier this will become.”
Important Artwork (shown below): Slav Epic (Slovanská epopej), 1928.
- The Mucha Museum in Prague www.mucha.cz
- The Mucha Foundation www.muchafoundation.org
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