Henri Émile Benoît Matisse, a French painter, sculptor, and printer, developed a fascination with and desire to create art only at the age of 21. In 1891, he moved to Paris from his hometown Le Cateau-Cambrésis, and subsequently abandoned his developing career as a lawyer to initiate a traditional and thorough education in fine arts at the Académie Julian and the École des Beaux-Arts.
At the beginning of his career, he experimented with the many styles he came in contact with, including Realism, Impressionism, Neo-impressionism, and Neo-classicism, and throughout his prolific career, developed and executed new techniques.
Severe mobility impairment, as a result of the physical surgery he underwent due to abdominal cancer, in no way diminished Matisse’s creativity and ability to produce masterpieces which have redefined and challenged the world of fine art. He invented the cut-out technique and continued to create lithographs with Atelier Mourlot, generating an availability of lithographs offering a wide range of his styles.
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Exposition D'Affiches, Kleber Gallery, Paris
Lithographic Poster, 19.5" x 25.5", 1952
Lithograph, 19.5" x 25.75", 1948
Aix en Provence
Lithographic Poster, 19.5" x 29", circa 1940