Alphonse Mucha

1860 - 1939

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Alfons Maria Mucha (Czech: [ˈalfons ˈmuxa] (listen); 24 July 1860 – 14 July 1939), known internationally as Alphonse Mucha, was a Bohemian and Czech painter, illustrator, and graphic artist, living in Paris during the Art Nouveau period, best known for his distinctly stylized and decorative theatrical posters, particularly those of Sarah Bernhardt. He produced illustrations, advertisements, decorative panels, and designs, which became among the best-known images of the period.In the second part of his career, at the age of 50, he returned to his homeland of Bohemia region in Austria and devoted himself to painting a series of twenty monumental canvases known as The Slav Epic, depicting the history of all the Slavic peoples of the world, which he painted between 1912 and 1926. In 1928, on the 10th anniversary of the independence of Czechoslovakia, he presented the series to the Czech nation. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Alphonse Mucha has received more than 1,898,462 page views. His biography is available in 60 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 59 in 2019). Alphonse Mucha is the 119th most popular painter (down from 71st in 2019), the 32nd most popular biography from Czechia (down from 7th in 2019) and the most popular Czech Painter.

Alphonse Mucha is most famous for his art nouveau posters, which are considered to be among the most beautiful in the world.

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Among painters, Alphonse Mucha ranks 119 out of 1,428Before him are Rogier van der Weyden, Andrea del Sarto, Parmigianino, Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun, Tamara de Lempicka, and Bronzino. After him are Vittore Carpaccio, Jean Fouquet, Mark Rothko, Gerhard Richter, Man Ray, and Arnold Böcklin.

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Among people born in 1860, Alphonse Mucha ranks 6Before him are Anton Chekhov, Gustav Mahler, Theodor Herzl, Klara Hitler, and Eduard Buchner. After him are Isaac Albéniz, Kanō Jigorō, Raymond Poincaré, J. M. Barrie, William Jennings Bryan, and Herman Hollerith. Among people deceased in 1939, Alphonse Mucha ranks 6Before him are Sigmund Freud, Pope Pius XI, Howard Carter, James Naismith, and Nadezhda Krupskaya. After him are W. B. Yeats, Joseph Roth, Eugen Bleuler, Werner von Fritsch, Anton Makarenko, and Douglas Fairbanks.

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In Czechia

Among people born in Czechia, Alphonse Mucha ranks 32 out of 839Before him are Bertha von Suttner (1843), Jaroslav Hašek (1883), Jan Žižka (1360), Leoš Janáček (1854), Emil Zátopek (1922), and Adolf Loos (1870). After him are Miloš Zeman (1944), Max Brod (1884), Karl Kautsky (1854), Hans Kelsen (1881), Wenceslaus I, Duke of Bohemia (907), and Jan Palach (1948).

Among PAINTERS In Czechia

Among painters born in Czechia, Alphonse Mucha ranks 1After him are Anton Raphael Mengs (1728), František Kupka (1871), Wenceslaus Hollar (1607), Emil Orlík (1870), Toyen (1902), Anna Chromý (1940), Zdeněk Burian (1905), Petr Brandl (1668), Bohumil Kubišta (1884), Oldřich Lajsek (1925), and Mikoláš Aleš (1852).