Alphonse Mucha Summer Tote Bag
Mucha 1896 Summer Art Nouveau Print on Front and Back
- 15"H x 16"W x 4"D
- 100% Cotton Exterior & Straps
- Zipper Top Tote
- Interior Lining
- Interior Zip Pocket
- Hard, Flat Bottom
Our Mucha Summer tote bag has a secure zipper top, interior lining and inside zip pocket! This art tote bag features one of Alphonse Mucha's famous 1896 Seasons panels entitled, "Summer". This beautiful art nouveau image is printed on both the front and back of the tote and it has wide cotton straps for comfort and a hard bottom that helps it keep its shape. This art tote with zipper top makes a special art gift for all your art and art nouveau fans!
Alphonse Mucha 1860-1939
Alphonse Mucha, was a Czech painter and decorative artist, best known for his distinctive Art Nouveau style. Mucha became a chorister at the Saint-Peter’s Cathedral in Brno, where he received his secondary school education. It is there that he had his first revelation, in front of the richness of Baroque art. He later moved to Paris and continued his studies in art and worked producing magazine art and illustrations. It was then that he produced a lithograph for famous Paris actress Sarah Bernhardt who liked the poster so much she signed him to a 6 year contract. Mucha's art quickly became popular and he produced a flurry of paintings, posters and advertisements in what was initially called Mucha Style but later became know as Art Nouveau.
Mucha enjoyed a successful career until the rise of fascism in the late 30's when his work became viewed by some as reactionary. He was arrested by the Gestapo in 1939 and became ill during his interrogation. He was released but later died of a lung infection in Prague on 14 July 1939.