Henri Matisse Biography

Henri-Émile-Benoît Matisse was a French artist, known for his use of colour and his fluid and original draughtsmanship. He was a draughtsman, printmaker, and sculptor, but is known primarily as a painter. Matisse is commonly regarded, along with Pablo Picasso and Marcel Duchamp, as one of the three artists who helped to define the revolutionary developments in the plastic arts in the opening decades of the twentieth century, responsible for significant developments in painting and sculpture. Although he was initially labelled a Fauve, 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. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Henri Matisse
Nationality:
France
Profession:
Artist, Visual Artist
Date of Birth:
December 31, 1869
Astrological Sign:
Capricorn
Date of Death:
November 3, 1954
Age at Death:
84
Cause of Death:
Myocardial infarction
Marriages
Henri Matisse Timeline
  • 1961-10-17
    NY Museum of Modern Art hangs Henri Matisse's "Le Bateau" upside-down It wasn't corrected until December 3rd
  • 1961-12-04
    Museum of Modern Art hangs Matisse's Le Bateau upside down for 47 days
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