Alphonse Mucha La Plume Zodiac Art Nouveau Vintage 1.4 inch Avery 3-Ring Binder
- Dimensions: 10 inches by 11.75 inches by 1.4 inch spine
- Accommodates letter (8.5 inches by 11 inches) sized paper
- Fits 275 pages with 1-Touch™ EZD™ Rings
- Binder inserts not included
- Made in the USA
Alfons Mucha, a painter and decorator in art nouveau, was born on July 24th, 1860 in the Czech Republic. He died July 14th, 1939. He was known as Alphonse Mucha and Alfonse Mucha. He produced many paintings, illustrations, advertisements, postcards, and designs. Many of his paintings and illustrations were used as ads and postcards.
When fascism reached its peak in the late 1930's, his reputation and work suffered because the press understood him to be reactionary. His art was deemed dated and no longer desirable to collectors. He was of Jewish ancestry. When the Nazi's moved into Czechoslovakia in 1939, he was soon arrested and interrogated. He was 79 and contracted pneumonia in prison. Later, he was released that summer, but he died from the pneumonia.
His son was an author and wrote a lot about his father to restore the integrity of the art and his father's reputation. Mucha's work rose again in popularity during the '60's and now due to the overall great appreciation of Art Nouveau.