Henri Matisse (1869 - 1954) - photo 1

Henri Matisse

Henri Matisse, a renowned French visual artist, was celebrated for his vibrant use of color and fluid, original draughtsmanship. Born on December 31, 1869, in Le Cateau-Cambrésis, France, Matisse initially pursued a career in law before turning to art. He first began painting in 1889, a change inspired by convalescence art supplies his mother provided. This marked the beginning of a journey that would see him become a leading figure in modern art.

Matisse's career is notable for its stylistic evolution yet consistent aim to capture the "essential character of things." His early works, characterized by intense colorism, earned him recognition as one of the Fauves, or "wild beasts." The period from 1908 to 1913 was marked by significant developments, with works like "Reclining Odalisque" and "The Red Studio" showcasing his mastery in balance and serenity. In the 1920s, his style evolved to more relaxed forms, with a focus on light, color, and decorative patterns in paintings like his odalisque series.

Matisse's exploration of various mediums, including sculpture and paper collage, reflects his innovative spirit. His later years were dominated by cut paper collages, as health challenges limited his ability to paint. These works, alongside his bold drawings and sculptures, cemented his status as a pioneer in visual art.

For collectors and art experts, Matisse's work remains a testament to creative evolution and expressive use of color and form. His masterpieces can be found in prominent museums and galleries worldwide, continuing to inspire and fascinate art enthusiasts.

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Date and place of birt:31 december 1869, Le Cateau-Cambrésis, France
Date and place of death:3 november 1954, Nice, France
Nationality:France
Period of activity: XIX, XX century
Specialization:Artist, Engraver, Graphic artist, Painter, Sculptor
Art school / group:School of Paris, Société des artistes indépendants
Genre:Landscape painting, Portrait, Still life
Art style:Expressionism, Neo-impressionism, Post-Impressionism, Fauvism

Creators France

Jean-Baptiste Boudard (1710 - 1768)
Jean-Baptiste Boudard
1710 - 1768
Jules Cavailles (1901 - 1977)
Jules Cavailles
1901 - 1977
Hyacinthe Rigaud (1659 - 1743)
Hyacinthe Rigaud
1659 - 1743
Marguerite Jeanne Carpentier (1886 - 1965)
Marguerite Jeanne Carpentier
1886 - 1965
Amédée Ozenfant (1886 - 1966)
Amédée Ozenfant
1886 - 1966
Vera Rockline (1896 - 1934)
Vera Rockline
1896 - 1934
Polydore de Bec (1799 - 1874)
Polydore de Bec
1799 - 1874
Theodore Robinson (1852 - 1896)
Theodore Robinson
1852 - 1896
Neïl Beloufa (1985)
Neïl Beloufa
1985
Maurice Brianchon (1899 - 1979)
Maurice Brianchon
1899 - 1979
Eugeny Ignatyevich Konopatzky (1887 - 1962)
Eugeny Ignatyevich Konopatzky
1887 - 1962
Jules Sarlandie (1874 - 1936)
Jules Sarlandie
1874 - 1936
Jean André Lepaute (1720 - 1789)
Jean André Lepaute
1720 - 1789
Gérard Ernest Schneider (1896 - 1986)
Gérard Ernest Schneider
1896 - 1986
Wifredo Lam (1902 - 1982)
Wifredo Lam
1902 - 1982
Marguerite Wildenhain (1896 - 1985)
Marguerite Wildenhain
1896 - 1985

Creators Expressionism

Max Unold (1885 - 1964)
Max Unold
1885 - 1964
Antonio Bernie (1905 - 1981)
Antonio Bernie
1905 - 1981
Harold John Gilman (1876 - 1919)
Harold John Gilman
1876 - 1919
Ferdinand du Puigaudeau (1864 - 1930)
Ferdinand du Puigaudeau
1864 - 1930
Armando Spadini (1883 - 1925)
Armando Spadini
1883 - 1925
Josef Čapek (1887 - 1945)
Josef Čapek
1887 - 1945
Frans Hens (1856 - 1928)
Frans Hens
1856 - 1928
Paul Henry (1877 - 1958)
Paul Henry
1877 - 1958
Vincent Weber (1902 - 1990)
Vincent Weber
1902 - 1990
George-Daniel de Monfreid (1856 - 1929)
George-Daniel de Monfreid
1856 - 1929
Christian Bérard (1902 - 1949)
Christian Bérard
1902 - 1949
Yosl Bergner (1920 - 2017)
Yosl Bergner
1920 - 2017
Georges Borgeaud (1913 - 1998)
Georges Borgeaud
1913 - 1998
Egon Tschirch (1889 - 1948)
Egon Tschirch
1889 - 1948
Albert Dubois-Pillet (1846 - 1890)
Albert Dubois-Pillet
1846 - 1890
Willy Robert Huth (1890 - 1977)
Willy Robert Huth
1890 - 1977