Monday, May 11, 2009
This is one of my favorite artists.
Alphonse Mucha was one of the founding members of the Art Nouveau movement in Paris. He is of Czech descent, but spent most of his career in Paris. His major success came when the most famous actress of the time, Sarah Bernhardt commissioned him to do a poster for her next performance. She was so impressed by his creation, that she entered a 6 year contract with him as her personal artist. I scored one of his prints at Goodwill for 6.99. It is truly one of my faves!!!!!!