Plate 29. THE PAINTER'S STUDIO. 1911. Oil.


Plate 30. THE WINDOW. 1916. Oil.
Detroit Institute of Arts


1869 Henri Matisse (pronounced mah-TEES) born at Le Cateau-Cambrésis, December 31.

1891-96 Studies painting in Paris at Academie Julian; transfers to more liberal studio of Gustave Moreau where he meets Rouault, Marquet.

1905 Violent color, unconventional drawing of work by Matisse, Derain, Vlaminck, Rouault in Salon d'Automne shock critics who nickname group "Les Fauves" (Wild Beasts).

1908-13 Growing international recognition with one-man shows in New York, London, Berlin.

1920 Designs ballet sets, costumes for Diaghilev.

1925 Made Chevalier of the Legion of Honor.

1933 In America to supervise installation of mural, The Dance, in Barnes Foundation, Merion, Pa.

1935-38 Tapestries, illustrations for James Joyce's Ulysses, designs for Steuben glass.

1943-48 Moves to Vence where he produces many book illustrations, colored paper cutouts despite semi-invalid state.

1948-51 Designs and decorates Chapel of the Rosary in Vence, consecrated 1951. Major retrospective exhibitions in Philadelphia, Lucerne, Nice, Paris, Tokyo, and New York.

Plate 35. ODALISQUE WITH MAGNOLIAS. 1933. Lithograph.