July 2019 - 80 Years since the Death of Alfons Mucha
July 2019: 80 Years since the Death of Alphonse Mucha.
July 2020 - 160 years since his birth of Alphonse Mucha.
Alfons Maria Mucha, 24 July 1860 – 14 July 1939, known as Alphonse Mucha, Czech Art Nouveau painter and decorative artist.
Mucha spent many years working on what he considered his life's fine art masterpiece, The Slav Epic (Slovanská epopej), a series of twenty huge paintings depicting the history of the Czech and the Slavic people in general, bestowed to the city of Prague in 1928.
Although Mucha's Art Nouveau style enjoys great popularity today, it was considered outdated at the time of his death. His son, author Jirí Mucha, devoted much of his life to writing about him and bringing attention to his artwork. In his own country, the new authorities were not interested in Mucha. The Slav Epic was rolled and stored for twenty-five years before being shown in Moravský Krumlov. The Mucha Museum opened in Prague in 1998.