Books & Illustrations (21 works)
It was Mucha’s illustration work that first brought him to the attention of the public. He produced designs and illustrations for numerous books and magazines in France, the United States and Bohemia (later Czechoslovakia) and was awarded the ‘mention honorable’ at the Paris Salon of 1892 for his illustrations for Xavier Marmier’s fairy tales. Mucha’s regular publishers included Armand Colin, for whom he illustrated Charles Seignobos’s Scénes et Episodes de l’Histoire d’Allemagne (1896-1898). Mucha also executed the complete design - covers, all illustrations and decoration - of three books: Ilsée, Princesse de Tripoli by Robert de Flers (1892), Le Pater which included his own commentary (1899) and Cloches de Nöel et de Paques by Emile Gebhart (1900).