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Mucha, Alphonse [Alfons]locked

(b Ivančice, Moravia, July 24, 1860; d Prague, July 14, 1939).
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Czech graphic artist and painter, active in France. In 1877 he attempted unsuccessfully to enter the Academy of Fine Arts, Prague, and afterwards set about travelling and working. He went first to Vienna, where he worked for a company that produced stage sets, and where he discovered the work of Hans Makart. After being made redundant he left in ...

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