(1869 - 1954) French, fauvism / Modernism / impressinism
The gallery maintains a turning stock of quality lithographs, artists posters and prints along with drawings, original paintings and sculpture.
Henri Matisse was known for his use of colour and his fluid and original draughtsmanship, also a printmaker, and sculptor, but primarily known as a painter. Matisse is commonly regarded, along with Picasso, Duchamp and Warhol as one of the four
artists most influential artists of the 20th century. He was responsible for significant developments in painting and sculpture.
Although 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,is testimant5 to his strengh and enduring popularity.