Matisse, Henri

1955 Original Exhibition Poster, Galerie 65, Matisse, Drawings and Rare Engravings

$825.00
  • 1955 Original Exhibition Poster, Galerie 65, Matisse, Drawings and Rare Engravings

Matisse, Henri

1955 Original Exhibition Poster, Galerie 65, Matisse, Drawings and Rare Engravings

$825.00

Date: 1955
Size:  17 x 26 inches

About The Poster:
This bright poster was created to promote an exhibition of Matisse's drawings and rare engravings at Galerie 65 in Cannes in 1955. There is a minor flaw in the bottom mid margin but the poster is otherwise in excellent condition and ready to be framed. Printed by Mourlot.

About the Artist: 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  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.