was a prolific artist of the late 19th and early 20th centuries and a key figure in the Art Nouveau movement. His unique style influenced an entire generation of painters, graphic artists, and designers.
Mucha was a strong patriot of his Czech homeland which motivated him in the creation of his monumental series to which it would be hard to find a parallel elsewhere in the world. Mucha moved to Bohemia in 1910 where he began, The Slav Epic - a series of 20 large-format canvases (the largest measuring over 6 by 8 meters) depicting the history of the Slav people and civilization. Mucha conceived it as a monument for all the Slavonic peoples and he devoted the latter half of his career to the realization of this project. (08.03.2017 - 05.06.2017) (Text: The National Art Center Tokyo)