Henri Matisse (31 December 1869 – 3 November 1954), one of the undisputed masters of 20th-century art, was a French artist, known for his use of colour and his fluid and original draughtsmanship. He was a draughtsman, 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.
Original 1982 exhibition poster advertising the 1982 art exhibition at Galerie Dina Vierny, Paris.
The artwork used on the exhibition poster is a 1944 work on paper signed in the plate.
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