Artist Search
a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z 

 Sophie Matisse  (late 20th century)

/ mah-TEECE/
About: Sophie Matisse


Examples of her work  

Quick facts

Exhibits - current  




Book references

Magazine references pre-2007


Discussion board

Signature Examples*  
Buy and Sell: Sophie Matisse
  For sale ads Auction results*  
  Wanted ads Auctions upcoming for her*  
  Dealers Auction sales graphs*  

What's my art worth?

Magazine ads pre-1998*  

Market Alert - Free

Lived/Active: New York      Known for: masterpiece recreations

Login for full access
View AskART Services

*may require subscription

Available for Sophie Matisse:

Quick facts (Styles, locations, mediums, teachers, subjects, geography, etc.) (Sophie Matisse)


Biographical information (Sophie Matisse)


Book references (Sophie Matisse)


Magazine references (Sophie Matisse)


Museum references (Sophie Matisse)


Discussion board entries (Sophie Matisse)


Please send me Alert Updates for Sophie Matisse (free)
What is an alert list?

Ad Code: 4
This biography from the Archives of AskART:
The great granddaughter of Henri Matisse, granddaughter of art dealer Pierre Matisse, and step-grandchild of Marcel Duchamp, Sophie Matisse has many ties to modernist art.  She was married to French pop artist Alain Jacquet (1939-2008).

In her painting, however, she plays off of classical paintings such as Grant Wood's American Gothic, Vermeer's Woman With a Pearl Necklace and Young Woman Holding a Water Pitcher, DaVinci's Mona Lisa, and works by Charles Willson Peale and Henri Matisse. 

But she gives these paintings as well as many others a twist---the main figures are missing' the human presence is removed, and the works become "statements of absence".  For instance, in American Gothic, the couple are not present, and only the pitchfork remains.  "It's as if the sitters got ansy and walked off the canvas to take a break." (Wong)

Matisse was born in Boston, Massachusetts and educated in Boston and Paris.  Her studio is on Greenwich Street in TriBeCa. (2005)

Sherry Wong, "Back in Five Minutes", artnet magazine, January 2002
Spirit of the Senses Salon, Phoenix, Arizona, 2005

** If you discover credit omissions or have additional information to add, please let us know at
  go to top home | site map | site terms | AskART services & subscriptions | contact | about us
  copyright © 2000-2014 AskART all rights reserved ® AskART and Artists' Bluebook are registered trademarks

  A |  B |  C |  D-E |  F-G |  H |  I-K |  L |  M |  N-P |  Q-R |  S |  T-V |  W-Z  
  frequently searched artists 1, 2, more...  
  art appraisals, art for sale, auction records, misc artists