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ID: 500030136
 
Record Type: Person
Mucha, Alphonse (Czech painter and printmaker, 1860-1939)

Note: Mucha established himself as a respected poster designer in Paris in the late 19th century, after designing a poster promoting the actress Sarah Bernhardt. His illustrations are distinguished by their mosaic backgrounds influenced by Byzantine artwork, and the romantic female form often depicted in flamboyant, theatrical poses, wearing garments laden with precious gems. Mucha's work was also popular with commercial businesses at the time, who often hired him for illustrations. Czech artist.

Names:
Mucha, Alphonse (preferred,V,index,LC)
Alphonse Mucha (V,display)
Alphonse Marie Mucha (V)
Mucha, Alphonse Marie (V)
Mucha, Alfons Marie (V)
Mucha, Alfons (V)
Alfons Marie Mucha (V)
Mucha, Alphonse Maria (U)
Mucha, Alfonse Maria (U)
Mukha, Alfons (U)
Mucha, Alphons (U)
Mucha, A. M. (U)

Nationalities:
Czech (preferred)

Roles:
artist (preferred)
printmaker
painter
sculptor
interior designer
graphic artist

Gender: male

Birth and Death Places:
Born:  Ivančice (Jihomoravský, Czech Republic) (inhabited place)
Died:  Prague (Středočeský, Czech Republic) (inhabited place)

Events:
active:   Paris (Ville de Paris department, Île-de-France, France) (inhabited place)

Related People or Corporate Bodies:
teacher of ....  Clark, Alson Skinner  
..................  (American painter, muralist, and printmaker, 1876-1949) [500020848]
teacher of ....  Kryzanovsky, Roman  
..................  (American painter, 1885-1929) [500070975]
teacher of ....  Parrish, Clara Weaver  
..................  (American painter and printmaker, 1861-1925) [500078991]

List/Hierarchical Position:
 ....  Persons, Artists
 ........  Mucha, Alphonse (I)

Biographies:
(Czech painter and printmaker, 1860-1939) ..... [BHA Preferred]
(artist, 1860-1939) ..... [GRL]
(Czech graphic artist, 1860-1939) ..... [Grove Art]
(Czech artist, 1860-1939) ..... [AVERY]
(Czech sculptor) ..... [CL-Courtauld]
(Czech artist, 1860-1939) ..... [WL-Courtauld]
( interior designer, 1860-1939) ..... [CL-Courtauld]
(Czechoslovakian painter, 1860-1939) ..... [PROV]
(Czech, 1860-1939) ..... [GRLPSC]
(Czech artist, 1860-1939) ..... [WCP]

Sources and Contributors:
Alfons Marie Mucha ........ [VP, WL-Courtauld]
.....................................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
Alphonse Marie Mucha ........ [CL-Courtauld, PROV, VP]
.........................................  Getty Provenance Index Databases [online] (1999)
.........................................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
Alphonse Mucha ........ [CL-Courtauld, VP]
..............................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
Mucha, Alfons ........ [GRL, Grove Art, VP]
............................  Grove Art artist database (1989-)
............................  Grove Dictionary of Art online (1999-2002) accessed 20 November 2002
............................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 79060686
Mucha, Alfonse Maria ........ [GRL]
.........................................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 79060686
Mucha, Alfons Marie ........ [WCP Preferred, WL-Courtauld Preferred]
.......................................  Database for the Witt Checklist of Painters c. 1200-1976 (1978-)
.......................................  Witt Library, Authority files
Mucha, Alphons ........ [GRL]
..............................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 79060686
Mucha, Alphonse ........ [CL-Courtauld Preferred, GRL Preferred, GRLPSC Preferred, Grove Art Preferred, PROV, VP Preferred]
................................  Grove Art artist database (1989-)
................................  Grove Dictionary of Art online (1999-2002) accessed 20 November 2002
................................  J. Paul Getty Museum, European Drawings (1988)
................................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 79060686
................................  Witt Library, Authority files
Mucha, Alphonse Maria ........ [GRL]
...........................................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 79060686
Mucha, Alphonse Marie ........ [AVERY Preferred, BHA Preferred, CL-Courtauld, GRL, PROV Preferred]
...........................................  Avery Authority files (1963-)
...........................................  Getty Provenance Index Databases [online] (1999)
...........................................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 79060686
...........................................  Witt Library, Authority files
Mucha, A. M. ........ [GRL]
.........................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 79060686
Mukha, Alfons ........ [GRL]
............................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 79060686

Subject: ........ [AVERY, BHA, CL-Courtauld, GRL, GRLPSC, Grove Art, PROV, VP, WCP, WL-Courtauld]
....................  Bénézit, Dictionnaire des Peintres (1976)
....................  Database for the Witt Checklist of Painters c. 1200-1976 (1978-)
....................  Encyclopedia of World Art (1959-1987)
....................  Getty Provenance Index Databases [online] (1999)
....................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
....................  Grove Art artist database (1989-)
....................  Grove Dictionary of Art online (1999-2002) accessed 20 November 2002
....................  J. Paul Getty Museum, European Drawings (1988)
....................  LCNAF Library of Congress Name Authority File [n.d.]
....................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.)
....................  RILA/BHA (1975-2000)
....................  Undocumented source
....................  Vollmer, Künstler-Lexikon 20. Jahrhunderts (1953-62)
....................  Witt Library, Authority files
 
Note:
English .......... [AVERY, VP, WL-Courtauld]
.......... Grove Dictionary of Art online (1999-2002) accessed 20 November 2002
.......... LCNAF Library of Congress Name Authority File [n.d.]
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