Henri Matisse





Henri Matisse


Born
in Nice, France
December 31, 1869

Died
November 03, 1954

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Henri Matisse was a French artist, known for his use of colour and his fluid, brilliant and original draughtsmanship. As a draughtsman, printmaker, and sculptor, but principally as a painter, Matisse is one of the best-known artists of the 20th century. Although he was initially labeled as a Fauve (wild beast), by the 1920s, he was increasingly hailed as an upholder of the classical tradition in French painting. His mastery of the expressive language of colour and drawing, displayed in a body of work spanning over a half-century, won him recognition as a leading figure in modern art.

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Matisse

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Matisse: The Artist Speaks

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Henri Matisse Jazz

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Chatting with Henri Matisse...

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Matisse Line Drawings and P...

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Matisse Picasso

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Matisse: A Second Life

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On Art

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Henri Matisse: Figure Color...

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