Henri Matisse was an acclaimed French artist, whose extraordinary life’s work spans over half a century. He is credited as a leader in modern art and best known for his painting, printmaking, sculpture, and drawing. A rival to Pablo Picasso, Matisse was a revolutionary colorist and artistic innovator. Zimmerman Fine Art provides top-notch prints of Henri Matisse’s iconic artwork. Order your high-quality, limited-edition prints today!
History and Career Highlights
On December 31, 1869, Henri Matisse was born in Le Cateau-Cambrésis, France. It wasn’t until 1889 that Matisse first started to paint, discovering the passion that would fuel his successful career. In 1891, he studied art under William-Adolphe Bouguereau and Gustave Moreau at the Académie Julian in Paris, France. By the year 1896, the Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts showcased five of his paintings. Matisse started as a post-impressionist, but later evolved his artistic style and led the Fauvism movement in 1900. From the Museum of Modern Art in New York City to the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, his paintings and sculptures have been featured in galleries and exhibitions all around the world.
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