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Henri Matisse was a French artist during the 20th century, he was known for his use of colour and his fluid and original draughtsmanship. Matisse is commonly regarded along with Picasso and Marcel Duchanp, as one of the three artists who helped to define the revolutionary developments in the plastic arts during the 20th century. His style is Fauvism with means “wild beast”. His mastery of the expressive language of colour and drawing, displayed in a body of work spanning over a half-century, and won him recognition as a leading figure in modern art.
Style / Fauvism (definition: A balance was achieved between color, expressing light, and form, presenting objects as pure forms in a two-dimensional manner without any illusionism. )
Went to Paris to study law, and then returned years later to study art at the Académie Julian
First stared painting in 1889
Who he influenced: Hans Hofmann , David Hockney , and Tom Wesselmann
Who influenced him: John Peter Russell , Paul Cézanne , Paul Gauguin , Vincent van Gogh , Paul Signac