Alphonse Mucha (1860-1939) was a Czech artist best remembered for the distinctive style that has become closely associated with Art Nouveau. Many of his designs feature beautiful women, lush flowers/foliage, and fluid, flowing movement.
In 1896 the great French actress, Sarah Bernhardt, “the divine Sarah” commissioned the unknown Mucha, to produce stage sets, costume designs and a series of posters portraying Bernhardt in various theatrical roles. His work revolutionized poster design and the Bernhardt posters helped to make him famous.
The work of Mucha enjoyed a revival in the 60’s and is available on posters, calendars, post cards, and fine art prints.
For more information about Mucha and his work go to the mucha foundation