Le Cateau-Cambr�sis, Nord 3 November 1954 (1954-11-04) (aged 84)
Nice, Alpes-Maritimes French Painting painting, printmaking, sculpture, drawing, collage Acad�mie Julian, William-Adolphe Bouguereau, Gustave Moreau Fauvism, Modernism John Peter Russell, C�zanne, Gauguin, van Gogh, Signac Photo of Henri Matisse by Carl Van Vechten, 1933.
Henri Matisse (31 December 1869 – 3 November 1954) 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 regarded, along with Picasso and Marcel Duchamp, as one of the three seminal artists of the 20th century, responsible for significant developments in painting and sculpture. Although he was initially labelled a Fauve (wild beast), 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.Henri-�mile-Beno�t Matisse was born in Le Cateau-Cambr�sis, Nord, France, he grew up in Bo ... read more