Henry Matisse

        1869-1954 - Matisse was born in Le Cateau-Cambrésis in northern France on December 31, 1869. The son of a middle-class family, he studied and began to practice law. In 1890, however, while recovering slowly from an attack of appendicitis, he became intrigued by the practice of painting. In 1892, having given up his law career, he went to Paris to study art formally. From the 1920s until his death, Matisse spent much time in the south of France, particularly Nice, painting local scenes with a thin, fluid application of bright color. In his old age, he was commissioned to design the decoration of the small Chapel of Saint-Marie du Rosaire at Vence (near Cannes), which he completed between 1947 and 1951. Often bedridden during his last years, he occupied himself with decoupage, creating works of brilliantly colored paper cutouts arranged casually, but with an unfailing eye for design, on a canvas surface.


Title Medium Price Image
Exposition D' Affiches

25 by 19 inches


Hand Signed Lithograph

Edition of 200 pcs.

Mourlot #45




 Le Repos du Modele

     12 by 16 inches


      Original Lithograph

       Edition of 50 pcs.

      Publisher Duthuit #416






26 by 20  inches


     Original Lithograph

       Edition of 300 pcs

     Publisher Mourlot






40 by 26 inches




     Original Lithograph

     Edition of 200 pcs.








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