Henri Matisse | Artist Biography (In a Nutshell)

May 27, 2009

Henri Matisse (1869-1954) French Modern Artist

French modern artist Henri Matisse was born in 1869 in Northern France. His artwork was joyful, and full of patterns, ornamentation and rich colors. His mother gave him a paint set while recovering from an illness. It was at that time, at the age of 21, that he decided to become an artist. Originally labeled a Fauvist, he was later praised for supporting the French classical tradition in painting. His greatest works include “Woman with the Hat” (1905), “Red Fish” (1911), “The Dance” (1910), and “The Moroccan in Green” (1913). A museum, opened two year before his death, is now the third-largest Matisse collection in all of France.

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