SCREENSAVER DESCRIPTION: Advertizing art reached a zenith in the Art Nouveau paintings of Alphonse Mucha. Mucha was born in 1860 in Moravia, the modern Czech Republic.
He moved to Paris in 1887 where he studied at the Academie Julian. After seven years as a struggling artist in Paris, he created a sensational poster for the world-famous actress, Sarah Bernhardt.
She signed him to a six year contract to design posters, sets, and costumes for her plays. Success had arrived, and within a few years his fame had spread around the globe.