Matisse, Henri

1956 Original Matisse Exhibition Poster, Musée National d'art moderne

$1,250.00
  • 1956 Original Matisse Exhibition Poster, Musée National d'art moderne

Matisse, Henri

1956 Original Matisse Exhibition Poster, Musée National d'art moderne

$1,250.00

Date: 1956
Size:  21 x 28.5 inches
Artist: Henri Matisse

An exceptional exhibition poster in excellent condition from one of the greatest artists of the 20th century, designed for the 1956 exhibition.

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 commonly regarded, along with Picasso and Marcel Duchamp, as one of the three artists who helped to define the revolutionary developments in the plastic arts in the opening decades 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. (Wikipedia)