Alphonse Mucha: Google’s Doodle of the Day

Jul 24, 2010

Born on this day 150 years ago, the Czech painter is being celebrated on

Alphonse Maria Mucha (24 July 1860 – 14 July 1939), a Czech Art Nouveau painter and decorative artist was known for his distinct style and his images of women.  His work has widely influenced modern art in a wide range of fields.

His designs were influential to Hapshash and the Coloured Coat, designers who, in the 1960s, created posters for rockbands like Pink Floyd (below).

His work also influenced artist Paul Harvey whose subjects have included Madonna and Charles Saatchi amongst others.

Even Japanese Manga, fantasy, and comic book artists were influenced by his Art Nouveau style.

Heavy metal band Soilent Green even used his work as the cover of their album Sewn Mouth Secrets.

In addition to being an artist, he also credited with re-establishing Czech Freemasonry.

Czech out the Alphonse Mucha foundation gallery for much more of his work.

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