“Musee National d’Art Moderne” Henri Matisse, 1956

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Matisse : Musee national d’Art moderne, Paris, 1956. 28.25 x 20.75, framed

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Artist: Henri Matisse (1869-1954)

Historical Background: Matisse is a French born artist known for his paintings, printmaking, sculpture, drawings, and collages. Matisse was recognized as a leader of Fauves, Fauvism, is the style of les Fauves (French for “the wild beasts”), a group of early 20th century artists whose works emphasized painterly qualities and strong color over the  values retained by Impressionism. The leaders of the movement were André Derain and Henri Matisse. The lithograph was created for the retrospective exhibition at the Modern Art Museum in Paris featuring the 1941 painting by Matisse “still life in Magnolia”.  Printed in 1956

28.25” x 20.75”          Canvas Backed, Framed,