Henri Matisse is considered one of the most influential and experimental artists of the 20th century—perhaps only matched by Pablo Picasso and Marcel Duchamp. His use of color to denote shape and form, and his desire to produce serene pieces that could be appreciated by all was incredibly radical and far-reaching for the time in which he was working.
Born in 1869 in the industrial area of Northern France, Henri Matisse was a quiet… Read more
About the artwork
Marguerite, the cherished daughter of French Master Henri Matisse, was also his favorite model. Despite being tortured by the Gestapo for her work in the French Resistance and escaping a German concentration camp, she lived to the grand old age of 87.