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Henri Matisse

(1869-1954)

Aliases: Henri Emile Benoît Matisse, Henri-Emile-Benoît Matisse

Painter, Sculptor, Etcher, Lithographer, Wood cutter, Illustrator, Engraver, Still life painter, Flower painter

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Biography

Artist Henri Matisse was one of the leaders of the Fauvist school of art, and a leading figure in modern art in general. His career spanned over half a century, beginning with traditional painting and ending with cut-paper work. Despite being a leader of the Fauvists, artist Henri Matisse created his most successful works after the decline of the movement. As his career progressed, his use of color, flattened shapes, and controlled lines distinguished his work from other Post-Impressionists. Henri Matisse's portrait paintings often depict his wife Amelie or his daughter Marguerite.

With ill health curtailing his ability to paint, Matisse turned to collage, cutting gouache-coated paper into various abstract patterns to create artworks. However, Henri Matisse drawings for sale or at auction are some of his most collectible works. Be a savvy art enthusiast and find many vintage and collectible nude prints for sale at online galleries to add to your growing collection.

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