Henri Matisse

1869 - 1954, France

Henri Matisse was born on December 31, 1869 in Le Cateau-Cambrésis, France.

Matisse is considered is one of the most notorious artists from the 20th century, best known as a founding member of the Fauvist movement, and for his modernist innovations in painting, sculpture, and his original cut-out papiers découpés.

From 1882-1887 he attended the College de Saint-Quentin and the Lycée Henri- Martin at Saint-Quentin, France. He also studied law in Paris from 1887-1889, studied drawing at the municipal Ecole Quentin de La Tour, a school of décorative arts, Saint-Quentin, France, 1889. In 1891, he studied at the Academy Julien with Gabriel Ferrier and Adolphe-W. Bouguereau and in 1982 at the Ecole des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, France. Two years later, he entered the Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Paris, France

The work of Henri Matisse has been showed at Gary Nader gallery, Wynwood Arts District, Miami, including the group exhibitions: Latin American Masters, Latin American Art Modern Masters and Contemporary, Latin American Modern and Contemporary Art, among others.    

Matisse was the recipient of important prizes such as first prize at Carnegie International in Pittsburgh, PA, 1927, Grand Prize at the Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy, 1950.  

Heneri Mattise died in Cimiez, France on November 3, 1954. 


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