My friend Michael introduced me to the art of Alphonse Mucha when I lived in London in the early 1970s. Mucha, a Czech illustrator and graphic artist, lived in Paris and was known for his stylized Art Nouveau posters.
I hadn’t seen much of his work since then. So, when we arrived at the North Carolina Museum of Art and there was a sign for an exhibition of his work, we headed there.
His lithographs are flowing and distinctive, with a color palette that draws me in and dark outlines where he wants the viewer to focus.
The exhibition was massive and compelling.