Henri Matisse (France, 1869–1954)

Whether working as a draftsman, a sculptor, a printmaker or a painter Henri Matisse was a master of color. Although classically trained at the Académie Julian, in Paris, he quickly abandoned traditional techniques and genres to pioneer a style all his own, marked by quick, gestural strokes and fluid contours.


     Along with fellow painter André Derain, Matisse was the leading proponent of Fauvism, a movement whose name is derived from the French word for "wild beast.” Marked by vibrant hues, Fauvist paintings like Matisse’s famous 1906 composition Le Bonheur de vivre, use wild, active brushstrokes and a palette unconstrained by nature, resulting in women with purple skin and trees with orange leaves. Often, these compositions unite pure color with the white of exposed canvas to create a sense of transparency and light.


     In addition to masterful landscapes and still lifes, Matisse loved to paint erotic subjects, particularly the female nude. Rejecting strict realism, he distilled the form into its essential parts and then translated these into voluptuous, rounded contours. In pictures like the lithograph Nu Bleu, he explored the expressive power of a body in motion by placing his figures in twisted or conrtorted poses, transforming their limbs into tangles of color and shape that pushfigure painting toward abstraction.

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D.483 (Dancer on Wooden Armchair) from Dix Danseuses
D.483 (Dancer on Wooden Armchair) from Dix Danseus...
Henri Matisse
1920s Post-Impressionist Figurative Prints
Lithograph
This piece is an original lithograph by Henri Matisse, published in 1927. It is from the series entitled "Dix Danseuses", which consists of 10 original lithographs. The original plate...
Jeune Fille En Robe Fleurie Au Col D'Organdi
Jeune Fille En Robe Fleurie Au Col D'Organdi
Henri Matisse
1920s Portrait Prints
Lithograph
Artist: Henri Matisse Medium: Original lithograph on chine volant paper Title: Jeune Fille En Robe Fleurie Au Col D'Organdi Year: 1923 Edition: 38/50 Framed Size: 23 3/4 x 23 3/4 inches...
 Original Linocut - Henri Matisse - Teeny
Original Linocut - Henri Matisse - Teeny
Henri Matisse
1930s Modern Portrait Prints
Linocut
Original Linocut by Henri Matisse - Teeny Artist : Henri MATISSE 1938/1959 with the artist's printed monogram and inverted date, as issued 31 x 24 cm References : Duthuit-Matisse Catal...
Catherinette

Henri Matisse

Catherinette
Henri Matisse
1940s Prints and Multiples
Lithograph
This original lithograph is hand signed in pencil by the artist ""H. Matisse"" at the lower left margin. The work is also hand numbered in pencil ""8/200" at the lower left margin. Th...
Nu assis, bras gauche sur la tete
Henri Matisse
1920s Modern Nude Prints
Lithograph
Original Lithograph, 1926, on japon paper, with full margins, signed by the artist in pencil From edition of 50 (There were also 10 artists proofs) Size: image: 17 1/4 x 21 in. (43.8 ...
Visage de profil reposant sur un bras, paravent
Visage de profil reposant sur un bras, paravent
Henri Matisse
1920s Figurative Prints
Lithograph
Born in 1869, Henri Matisse was a French artist who worked in mediums including paint, print, sculpture, drawing, and collage. Although he first moved to Paris in 1887 to study law, he ...
Nu au fauteuil sur fond moucharabieh
Nu au fauteuil sur fond moucharabieh
Henri Matisse
1920s Figurative Prints
Lithograph
Born in 1869, Henri Matisse was a French artist who worked in mediums including paint, print, sculpture, drawing, and collage. Although he first moved to Paris in 1887 to study law, he ...
La Persane

Henri Matisse

La Persane
Henri Matisse
1920s Portrait Prints
Lithograph
Born in 1869, Henri Matisse was a French artist who worked in mediums including paint, print, sculpture, drawing, and collage. Although he first moved to Paris in 1887 to study law, he ...
Le Grand Nu

Henri Matisse

Le Grand Nu
Henri Matisse
Early 1900s Nude Prints
Lithograph
Born in 1869, Henri Matisse was a French artist who worked in mediums including paint, print, sculpture, drawing, and collage. Although he first moved to Paris in 1887 to study law, he ...
Marie-José en robe jaune

Henri Matisse

Marie-José en robe jaune
Henri Matisse
1950s Portrait Prints
Born in 1869, Henri Matisse was a French artist who worked in mediums including paint, print, sculpture, drawing, and collage. Although he first moved to Paris in 1887 to study law, he ...
La Danse

Henri Matisse

La Danse
Henri Matisse
1930s Abstract Prints
Etching, Aquatint
Born in 1869, Henri Matisse was a French artist who worked in mediums including paint, print, sculpture, drawing, and collage. Although he first moved to Paris in 1887 to study law, he ...
Jeune étudieant de trois-quarts
Jeune étudieant de trois-quarts
Henri Matisse
1950s Portrait Prints
Aquatint
Born in 1869, Henri Matisse was a French artist who worked in mediums including paint, print, sculpture, drawing, and collage. Although he first moved to Paris in 1887 to study law, he ...
La capeline de paille d’Italie
La capeline de paille d’Italie
Henri Matisse
1920s Portrait Prints
Lithograph
Born in 1869, Henri Matisse was a French artist who worked in mediums including paint, print, sculpture, drawing, and collage. Although he first moved to Paris in 1887 to study law, he ...
Bédouine au long visage

Henri Matisse

Bédouine au long visage
Henri Matisse
1940s Portrait Prints
Aquatint
Born in 1869, Henri Matisse was a French artist who worked in mediums including paint, print, sculpture, drawing, and collage. Although he first moved to Paris in 1887 to study law, he ...
Face of a Young Woman with a Twisted Necklace / Te...
Henri Matisse
1960s Fauvist Portrait Prints
Etching
HENRI MATISSE 1869-1954 (Emile Benoît) Le Cateau-Cambrésis 1869-1954 Nice Title: Face of a Young Woman with a Twisted Necklace / Tete de Jeune Femme au Collier en Torsade, 1946-1966...
Les yeux noirs (The dark eyes)

Henri Matisse

Les yeux noirs (The dark eyes)
Henri Matisse
1910s Portrait Prints
Lithograph
Lacking the artist's signature in pencil as sited in Duthuit. We have found numerous other impressions of this image with the initials and lacking the pencil signature; Signed with th...
Figure Endormie, chale sur les jambes
Figure Endormie, chale sur les jambes
Henri Matisse
1920s Figurative Prints
Lithograph
Signed and numbered in pencil Edition 50 Provenance: Isselbacher Gallery, New York (invoice) Dr. Jan W. "Pim" Doeff (1933-2017) Reference: Duthuit-Matisse 511
Danseuse au Tabouret, from Dix Danseuses
Danseuse au Tabouret, from Dix Danseuses
Henri Matisse
1920s Modern Prints and Multiples
Danseuse au Tabouret, from Dix Danseuses, 1925-26 Lithograph Image: 17 7/8 x 10 3/4 inches Sheet: 25 3/8 x 18 1/2 inches Edition of 130 Signed and numbered MATX481A
Les Lettres Portugaises

Henri Matisse

Les Lettres Portugaises
Henri Matisse
1940s Portrait Prints
Lithograph
Artist: Henri Matisse Medium: Original lithograph Portfolio: Les Lettres Portugaises Year: 1946 Edition Size: 250 Framed Size: 21 3/8 x 25 3/8 inches Reference: Duthuit 15
Teeny - Original linocut, 1938 - Referenced in Dut...
Henri Matisse
1930s Modern Portrait Prints
Linocut
Henri MATISSE Teeny Original linocut Printed signature in the plate On light vellum 31 x 24 cm (c. 12.5 x 10 in) REFRENCES : Catalogue raisonne Duthuit #723 Excellent condition
Original Vintage Arts Council Exhibition Poster Fo...
Henri Matisse
1950s More Prints
Paper
Original vintage poster advertising an art exhibition at the Tate Gallery in London featuring works by the renowned French artist Henri Matisse (1869-1954): The Arts Council The Sculptu...
Les Lettres Portugaises

Henri Matisse

Les Lettres Portugaises
Henri Matisse
1940s Portrait Prints
Lithograph
Artist: Henri Matisse Medium: Original lithograph Portfolio: Les Lettres Portugaises Year: 1946 Edition Size: 250 Framed Size: 16 3/8 x 18 3/8 inches Reference: Duthuit 15
Le Repos du Modèle
Le Repos du Modèle
Henri Matisse
Early 20th Century Post-Impressionist Nude Prints
Lithograph
Henri Matisse (French, 1869 – 1954) Le Repos du Modèle Executed in 1922 Signed ‘Henri Matisse’ (lower right), inscribed ‘7/50’ (lower left) Lithograph Chine Volante Paper 8.1/2 x 11.3/4...
The Burial of Pierrot

Henri Matisse

The Burial of Pierrot
Henri Matisse
1940s Modern Abstract Prints
Stencil
Pochoir stencil print in colors on wove paper bearing the “ARCHES” block letter watermark, after Matisse's cut paper collage maquette. A superb example of the definitive state, from th...
Henri Matisse  - Fruits - Original Lithograph
Henri Matisse - Fruits - Original Lithograph
Henri Matisse
1960s Modern Abstract Prints
Lithograph
Henri Matisse - Fruits - Original Lithograph 1964 Dimensions: 30 x 20 cm Edition of 200 (one of the 200 on Vélin de Rives) Mourlot Press, 1964 MATISSE'S BIOGRAPHY YOUTH AND EARLY ED...
Henri Matisse - Portrait of man - lithograph - 197...
Henri Matisse
1970s Modern Portrait Prints
Lithograph
Henri Matisse (1869-1954) Portrait of man Original lithograph 1972 Limited/ 250 Printed on Arches vellum Size 38 x 28 cm (c. 15 x 11") REFERENCES : Catalog raisonné illustrated books ...
Interior with Sleeping Figure (Figure endormie dans un intérieur)
Interior with Sleeping Figure (Figure endormie dan...
Henri Matisse
1920s Impressionist Nude Prints
Etching
An original signed etching with chine collé on Arches paper by French artist Henri Matisse (1869-1954) titled "Interior with Sleeping Figure (Figure endormie dans un intérieur)", 1929. ...
Fruits

Henri Matisse

Fruits
Henri Matisse
1960s Still-life Prints
Black-and-white Print, Lithograph
"Fruits" is an original black and white lithograph by Henri Matisse. It depicts three circular fruits with seven leaves. This piece was created in Matisse's signature contour line style...
Nu pour Cleveland

Henri Matisse

Nu pour Cleveland
Henri Matisse
Mid-20th Century Contemporary Prints and Multiples
Etching
Created by the artist as an etching on Chine collé applied to wove paper in 1932, "Nu pour Cleveland" is signed in pencil, and numbered, measures 20 1/8 x 15 ¾ in. (51 x 40 cm), unfram...
Study of Nudes - Original Etching - 125 copies - S...
Henri Matisse
1920s Figurative Prints
Henri Matisse Study of nudes Original dry point, 1929 Stamp-signed with the artist's monogram, as issued On japan paper, 24,5 x 31 cm (c. 9,6 x 12,2 in) Very good condition REFERENCE ...
Dancer - Original linocut - Signed with the artist...
Henri Matisse
1940s Realist Figurative Prints
Linocut
Henri MATISSE Dancer Original linocut Signed bottom right with Matisse blind stamp On handmade paper 26 x 21 cm (c. 10"1/2 x 8") REFERENCES : Catalog Raisonne Duthuit #749 INFORMATI...
Original Vintage Travel Poster By Matisse For Nice...
Henri Matisse
1940s More Prints
Paper
Original vintage travel advertising poster for Nice – Travail et Joie / Work and Happiness – H. Matisse. Colourful artwork by the renowned French artist Henri Matisse (1869-1954) depict...
Nu Assis dans un Fauteuil, une Jambe Repliée
Henri Matisse
1920s Post-Impressionist Nude Prints
Lithograph
Perfect sheet on simili-japon fort, numbered and signed by Matisse with pencil and china ink. Edition of 50 prints. Ref. Duthuit-Garnaud 420.
Original Lithograph - Henri Matisse - Colette
Original Lithograph - Henri Matisse - Colette
Henri Matisse
1950s Modern Figurative Prints
Lithograph
Original Lithograph by Henri Matisse - Colette Artist : Henri MATISSE 22 x 16 cm with the printed signature, as issued in the limited edition of the subject's novel "Vagabonde" (Paris: ...
Madame Pompadour

Henri Matisse

Madame Pompadour
Henri Matisse
20th Century Modern Portrait Prints
Lithograph
This original lithograph was created in 1955. From the edition of 2850 measuring 12 ½ x 9 ⅞ in. (31.5 x 25 cm.). Published by Andre Sauret, Monte Carlo. (Rausch 340; D. 670)
Mlle M.M, Frontispiece, from: Fifty Drawings
Mlle M.M, Frontispiece, from: Fifty Drawings
Henri Matisse
1920s Prints and Multiples
HENRI MATISSE 1869-1954 (Emile Benoît) Le Cateau-Cambrésis 1869-1954 Nice (French) Title: Mlle M.M, Frontispiece, from: Fifty Drawings Frontispiece, from: Cinquante Dessins, 1920 Tech...
Hier, de tes Doights d'Or Pale, from Poesies Antillaises
Hier, de tes Doights d'Or Pale, from Poesies Antil...
Henri Matisse
1970s Portrait Prints
Lithograph
Artist: Henri Matisse Medium: Original lithograph Title: Hier, de tes Doights d'Or Pale, from Poesies Antillaises Portfolio: Poesies Antillaises Year: 1972 Edition Size: 250 Framed Size...
Portrait of Mlle. Marguerite Matisse
Portrait of Mlle. Marguerite Matisse
Henri Matisse
1920s Portrait Prints
Etching
Artist: Henri Matisse Medium: Original etching Title: Portrait of Mlle. Marguerite Matisse Portfolio: Cinquante Dessins Year: 1920 Edition Size: 1000 Framed Size: 23 3/4 x 23 3/4 inches...
Sur l'Arc Vert, from Poesies Antillaises
Sur l'Arc Vert, from Poesies Antillaises
Henri Matisse
1970s Portrait Prints
Lithograph
Artist: Henri Matisse Medium: Original lithograph Title: Sur l'Arc Vert, from Poesies Antillaises Portfolio: Poesies Antillaises Year: 1972 Edition Size: 250 Framed Size: 23 1/4 x 27 1/...
Plate XL, from Florilege des Amours de Ronsard
Plate XL, from Florilege des Amours de Ronsard
Henri Matisse
1940s Nude Prints
Lithograph
Artist: Henri Matisse Medium: Original lithograph Title: Florilege des Amours, Plate XL Portfolio: Florilege des Amours de Ronsard Year: 1948 Edition: 170/250 Framed Size: 26 1/2 x 22 i...
Plate 1: Et il Faudra Mourir sans Avoir Tué le Ven...
Henri Matisse
1940s Portrait Prints
Linocut
Artist: Henri Matisse Medium: Linocut on Arches vellum Title: Plate 1: Et il Faudra Mourir sans Avoir Tué le Vent (And He Will Die without Having Killed the Winds) Portfolio: Pasiphae Y...
Plate LXX, from Florilege des Amours de Ronsard
Plate LXX, from Florilege des Amours de Ronsard
Henri Matisse
1940s Animal Prints
Lithograph
Artist: Henri Matisse Medium: Original lithograph Title: Florilege des Amours, Plate LXX Portfolio: Florilege des Amours de Ronsard Year: 1948 Edition: 170/250 Framed Size: 22 3/4 x 22 ...
Pierre A Feu

Henri Matisse

Pierre A Feu
Henri Matisse
1940s Abstract Prints
Lithograph
Artist: Henri Matisse Medium: Original lithograph Title: Cover Page Portfolio: Pierre A Feu Year: 1947 Edition: 375/950 Framed Size: 26 x 18 1/2 inches Sheet Size: 17 x 9 1/4 inches Ref...
Aube Antillaise, from Poesies Antillaises
Aube Antillaise, from Poesies Antillaises
Henri Matisse
1970s Portrait Prints
Lithograph
Artist: Henri Matisse Medium: Original lithograph Title: Aube Antillaise, from Poesies Antillaises Portfolio: Poesies Antillaises Year: 1972 Edition: 185/250 Framed Size: 28 x 24 inches...
Pasiphae (Book II)

Henri Matisse

Pasiphae (Book II)
Henri Matisse
1980s Animal Prints
Linocut
Artist: Henri Matisse Medium: Linocut Portfolio: Pasiphae (Book II) Year: 1981 Edition: 62/100 Framed Size: 25 x 21 inches Sheet Size: 12 5/8 x 10 inches Reference: Duthuit 38 bis Signe...
Plate XXII, from Florilege des Amours de Ronsard
Plate XXII, from Florilege des Amours de Ronsard
Henri Matisse
1940s Figurative Prints
Lithograph
Artist: Henri Matisse Medium: Original lithograph Title: Florilege des Amours, Plate XXII Portfolio: Florilege des Amours de Ronsard Year: 1948 Edition: 170/250 Framed Size: 25 5/8" x 2...
Poemes

Henri Matisse

Poemes
Henri Matisse
1950s Portrait Prints
Lithograph
Artist: Henri Matisse Medium: Original lithograph Title: Poemes Portfolio: Poemes Year: 1950 Edition Size: 1200 Framed Size: 26 1/4 x 19 1/2 inches Sheet Size: 16 3/8 x 10 3/4 inches Re...
Poemes

Henri Matisse

Poemes
Henri Matisse
1950s Portrait Prints
Lithograph
Artist: Henri Matisse Medium: Original lithograph Title: Poemes Portfolio: Poemes Year: 1950 Edition Size: 1200 Framed Size: 26 1/4 x 19 1/2 inches Sheet Size: 16 3/8 x 10 3/4 inches Re...
Plate LVIX, from Florilege des Amours de Ronsard
Plate LVIX, from Florilege des Amours de Ronsard
Henri Matisse
1940s Figurative Prints
Lithograph
Artist: Henri Matisse Medium: Original lithograph Title: Florilege des Amours, Plate LVIX Portfolio: Florilege des Amours de Ronsard Year: 1948 Edition: 170/250 Framed Size: 27 1/2 x 23...
Plate XLII, from Florilege des Amours de Ronsard
Plate XLII, from Florilege des Amours de Ronsard
Henri Matisse
1940s Figurative Prints
Lithograph
Artist: Henri Matisse Medium: Original lithograph Title: Florilege des Amours, Plate XLII Portfolio: Florilege des Amours de Ronsard Year: 1948 Edition: 170/250 Framed Size: 23 3/8 x 22...
Plate 15: Un Meuglement Different des Autres (A Mo...
Henri Matisse
1940s Animal Prints
Linocut
Artist: Henri Matisse Medium: Linocut on Arches vellum Title: Plate 15: Un Meuglement Different des Autres (A Moo Different from Others) Portfolio: Pasiphae Year: 1944 Edition: 111/200 ...
Pierre A Feu

Henri Matisse

Pierre A Feu
Henri Matisse
1940s Portrait Prints
Linocut
Artist: Henri Matisse Medium: Original linocut Title: Pierre A Feu Year: 1947 Edition Size: 950 Framed Size: 19 x 16 1/4 inches Sheet Size: 9 5/8 x 8 1/4 inches Reference: Duthuit 17 Si...
Henri Matisse - Colette - Original Lithograph
Henri Matisse - Colette - Original Lithograph
Henri Matisse
1950s Modern Portrait Prints
Lithograph
Original Lithograph by Henri Matisse - Colette Artist : Henri MATISSE 22 x 16 cm with the printed signature, as issued in the limited edition of the subject's novel "Vagabonde" (Paris: ...
Tête de Jeune Fille aux Sourcils Rectangulaires
Tête de Jeune Fille aux Sourcils Rectangulaires
Henri Matisse
20th Century Modern Figurative Prints
Etching
Considered one of the greatest painters of the 20th century, Matisse was engaged in printmaking during most of his artistic career, using it as a break from painting and as a way of ext...
Le Repos du Modele

Henri Matisse

Le Repos du Modele
Henri Matisse
1920s Modern Nude Prints
Lithograph
An original lithograph on japon paper depicting a nude woman reclining by Henri Matisse. Signed lower right, "Henri Matisse." Provenance: Private collection, CA Literature: "Les...
Nu Couche, Interieur a la Lampe Venitienne
Nu Couche, Interieur a la Lampe Venitienne
Henri Matisse
1920s Modern Nude Prints
Etching
Henri Matisse Nu couche, interieur a la lampe venitienne (Duthuit 181) 1929 etching on chine applique sheet size: 11 1/8 x 15 1/8 inches, image size: 3 1/2 x 4 7/8 inches framed: 1...
Teeny

Henri Matisse

Teeny
Henri Matisse
1930s Modern Portrait Prints
Linocut
Artist: Henri Matisse, French (1869 - 1954) Title: Teeny Year: 1938 Medium: Linocut on Wove Paper, signed in the plate Edition: 1500 Size: 11.5 x 8.75 in. (29.21 x 22.23 cm) Fra...
Dansuese au Tabouret

Henri Matisse

Dansuese au Tabouret
Henri Matisse
1920s Modern Prints and Multiples
Lithograph
Lithograph on Arches Signed and numbered 114/130 in pencil The series of studies of ballet dancers that Matisse drew in lithography in 1925-1927 rank amongst his most renowned works...