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The death of Henri Matisse...



Item # 580367

November 4, 1954

THE DETROIT NEWS, Michigan, November 4, 1954

* The death of Henri Matisse
* Famed artist - painter

This 72 page newspaper has a one column headline on page 26: "Famed Artist Matisse Dies in France", which is a 1st report of the death of famous painter, Henry Matisse. see photos for text here.

Other news of the day throughout. Minor margin wear, small binding holes along the spine, otherwise in good condition.

wikipedia notes: Henri Matisse (31 December 1869 – 3 November 1954) 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 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.

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