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Painter, cartoonist, sculptor, leader of Fauvism

Henri Matisse - La Joie de VivreSon of a grain merchant, Henri Matisse was born in Cateau-Cambresis in northern France, on December 31, 1869. In 1890, for the distraction during an illness, his mother buys him a box of colors that will decide his vocation as a painter.

In 1892, Matisse is student at the Ecole des Arts Décoratifs. In 1895, Gustave Moreau admitted without examination in the workshop where he will begin his real training.

In 1896, he exhibited his first works at the Salon of the National. After her marriage in 1898, he went to London to meet Turner. Thereafter, he will inform Derain, Rodin, Signac, Picasso ...

In 1905, he became the star of the Salon d'Automne where the canvas call "Fauves" shocked the public. In 1906, he introduced the Salon des Independents, one of his most famous paintings: "La Joie de Vivre".

After spending a portion of the 1916-1917 winter in Nice, Matisse decides to stay longer on the French Riviera, which he sees as a paradise of which he is seeking the transcript in his paintings.

In 1933, after a stay in Polynesia, Henri Matisse makes a world tour.

Henri Matisse died on November 3, 1954, on the hill Cimiez.

Matisse, painting gallery

Matisse - Women with umbrella Matisse - Girls Matisse - Flowers Matisse - Interior at Nice The music lesson Matisse - Music Blue Nude Matisse - Place des Lices in Saint Topez

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Picasso - Matisse - Signac - Van Gogh - Giono - Mistral - Pagnol - Daudet - Renoir

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