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Alphonse Mucha, Biography
Alphonse Mucha was born in 1860 in Ivancice, Moravia, which is near the city of Brno in the modern Czech Republic.
Though Mucha is supposed to have started drawing before he was walking, his early years were spent as a choirboy
and amateur musician. It wasn't until he finished high school that he came to realize that living people were
responsible for some of the art he admired in the local churches. That epiphany made him determined to become a
painter, despite his father's efforts in securing him "respectable" employment as a clerk in the local court.