(1869 - 1954)
Henri Matisse was active/lived in France. Henri Matisse is known for fauve modernist painting; sculpture.
Henri Matisse came from a family who were of Flemish origin and lived
near the Belgian border. At eight o'clock on the evening of
December 31, 1869, he was born in his grandparents' home in the town of
Le Cateau in the cheerless far north of France. His father was a
self-made seed merchant who was a mixture of determination and tightly
Henri had no clear idea of what he wanted to do
with his life. He was a twenty-year-old law clerk convalescing
from appendicitis when he first began to paint, using a box of colors
given to him by his mother. Little more than a year later, in
1890, he had abandoned law and was studying art in Paris. The
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