100 Illustrators that all Illustrators should know: #7
Alfons Maria Mucha (1860-1939)
Country: Czech Republic
Famous for: Advertisements, Postcards, Designs, Decorative Motifs
Influenced: Psychedelic art, poster art
Influenced by: William Morris and the Arts & Crafts movement
Alfons or Alphonse Mucha was a Czech painter, designer and illustrator. He is known for being the most recognizable artist of the Art Nouveau movement, his work characterized by his decorative motifs, swooping lines, hand-done typography and attractive, classically styled women. His style was considered outdated toward the end of his career by many, but since the 1960s it has gained considerable renewed popularity, influencing design choices in many illustrators and graphic artists’ work to this day.