"Not only was it the send off for Mucha’s career, but also for the Art Nouveau style, which was originally known as Style Mucha. His images are recognizable by their flowing, graphic lines—taken up in the hair of the many women he drew who are wrapped in draping gowns with flowing ribbons and wreathes of flowers or stars adorning their heads."
Pioneering Czechoslovakian artist Alphonse Mucha (1860 – 1939) created a sumptuous Art Nouveau style filled with soft colors, curving lines and ethereal women. Mucha was inspired to paint by the artwork he saw in churches. A starving artist in Paris, Mucha skyrocketed to fame after he created a life size poster for Sarah Bernhardt’s play, “Gismonda.”