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Oil Painting Reproduction Art by Masterpiece Paintings Gallery About Henri Matisse & his Masterpiece Oil Paintings Henri Matisse (1869-1954)
Henri Emile Benoit Matisse, 1869-1954, French impressionist painter

     Henri Matisse was born in 1869 on a farm in northern France. He obtained a diploma in law and worked as a lawyer's assistant for a period of time in 1889.
     An operation caused him to be bedridden for most of 1890 and that was when he began to draw. The following year he gave up his career in law and became a full-time painter, taking formal instruction in painting for the next two years.
     From 1892 to 1895, Matisse spent a lot of time painting reproductions of masterpieces in the Louvre. He also began painting outdoors.
     In 1896 he exhibited four paintings at the Salon de la Societe Nationale and sold two of them. He also saw Vincent van Gogh's paintings for the first time.
     During his 1898 honeymoon in London, Matisse met Pissarro who advised him to study the paintings of Turner.

     The early 1900s were not good for Matisse. Although his son was born in 1900, he was frequently short of cash for the next three years and at one point was so broke he had to move back in with his parents. Things improved in 1908. He had exhibitions in New York, Berlin and Moscow and the following year he was able to buy a house in France. In 1918 he had a joint exhibition with Picasso and the following year had his work displayed in Paris and London.
     Matisse's fame grew continually over the next two decades and he traveled extensively. But in 1941 he had surgery for cancer and spent much of that year working in a wheelchair or even in bed. He enjoyed great popularity and success during the next decade but died in 1954.
     Below we list some of Matisse's most famous paintings. We welcome comments about them and invite you to vote for your favorite. However, please be informed that our time is very limited and we get many inquiries every day.
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Algerian Woman,1909, 31.9 x 25.6 in. / 81 x 65 cm
Andre Derain, 1905, 15.6 x 11.4 in. / 39.5 x 29 cm
Bank, 1907, 28.7 x 23.8 in. / 73 x 60.5 cm
Black Table, 1919, 39.4 x 31.9 in. / 100 x 81 cm
Blue Nude | Souvenir of Biskra, 1906, 36.2 x 55.1 in. / 92 x 140 cm
Blue Nude IV, 1952, 40.6 x 29.1 in. / 103 x 74 cm
Composition | Velvets, 1947, 20.3 x 85.4 in. / 51.5 x 217 cm
Danse | First Version, 1909, 102.2 x 153.6 in. / 259.7 x 390.1 cm
Danse, 1909-10, 102.4 x 153.9 in. / 260 x 391 cm
Decorative Figure on an Ornamental Background, 1925, 51.6 x 38.6 in. / 131 x 98 cm
Dinner Table, 1897, 39.4 x 51.6 in. / 100 x 131 cm
Egyptian Curtain, 1948, 45.7 x 35 in. / 116.2 x 88.9 cm
Flower and Ceramic Plate, 1911, 36.8 x 32.5 in. / 93.5 x 82.5 cm
French Window at Collioure, 1914, 45.9 x 34.6 in. / 116.5 x 88 cm
Garden at Issy, 1917-19, 51.2 x 35 in. / 130 x 89 cm
Greta Moll, 1908, 36.6 x 28.9 in. / 93 x 73.5 cm
Harmony in Red, 1908, 70.9 x 78.7 in. / 180 x 200 cm
Interior at Collioure, 1905, 23.2 x 28.3 in. / 59 x 72 cm
Interior with a Violin Case, 1918-19, 38.3 x 23.6 in. / 97.3 x 60 cm
Interior with Etruscan Vase, 1940, 29 x 42.5 in. / 73.6 x 108 cm
Lady in Blue, 1937, 36.6 x 29 in. / 93 x 73.6 cm
Large Red Interior, 1948, 57.5 x 38.2 in. / 146 x 97 cm
Laurette with a Coffee cup, 1917, 35 x 57.5 in. / 89 x 146 cm
Laurette's Head, with a coffee cup, 1917, 36.2 x 28.7 in. / 92 x 73 cm
Leda and Swan, 1944-45, 72 x 63 in. / 183 x 160 cm
Lorrian Chair, 1919, 51.2 x 35 in. / 130 x 89 cm
Luxe I, 1907, 82.7 x 54.3 in. / 210 x 138 cm
Luxe | calm et volupte, 1904, 38.7 x 56.7 in. / 98.3 x 118.5 cm
Madame Matisse | Green Line, 1905, 15.9 x 12.8 in. / 40.5 x 32.5 cm
Manila Shawl, 1911, 46.5 x 29.5 in. / 118 x 75 cm
Moroccan Landscape | Acanthus, 1912, 45.3 x 31.5 in. / 115 x 80 cm
Moroccans, 1916, 71.4 x 110 in. / 181.3 x 279.4 cm
Music Sketch, 1907, 29 x 23.9 in. / 73.4 x 60.8 cm
Music, 1939, 45.3 x 45.3 in. / 115 x 115 cm
Musique, 1910, 102.4 x 156.7 in. / 260 x 398 cm
Odalisque in Red Trousers, 1924-25, 19.7 x 24.4 in. / 50 x 62 cm
Odalisque, 1928, 21.3 x 25.6 in. / 54 x 65 cm
Oriental Rugs, 1906, 35 x 45.9 in. / 89 x 116.5 cm
Painter's Family, 1911, 56.3 x 76.4 in. / 143 x 194 cm
Painting Lesson, 1919, 29.1 x 36.6 in. / 74 x 93 cm
Pastoral, 1905, 18.1 x 21.7 in. / 46 x 55 cm
Pink Nude, 1935, 26 x 36.4 in. / 66 x 92.5 cm
Polinesia | Sea, 1946, 78.7 x 213.6 in. / 200 x 314 cm
Red Interior | Still Life on a Blue Table, 1947, 45.7 x 74.4 in. / 116 x 189 cm
Red Studio, 1911, 71.3 x 86.2 in. / 181 x 219 cm
Rumanian Blouse, 1904, 36.2 x 28.7 in. / 92 x 73 cm
Sketch for 'La Joei de Vivre', 1905-06, 16.2 x 21.7 in. / 41.2 x 55 cm
Spanish Still Life Seville II, 1911, 35 x 45.7 in. / 89 x 116 cm
Still Life with 'La Dase', 1909, 35 x 45.7 in. / 89 x 116 cm
Still Life with Oranges, 1913, 37 x 32.7 in. / 94 x 83 cm
Still Life with Oysters, 1940, 25.8 in. / 65.5 x 81.5 cm
Studio under Eaves, 1903, 21.7 x 18.1 in. / 55.2 x 46 cm
View of Notre-Dame, 1914, 58 x 37.1 in. / 147.3 x 94.3 cm
Window | Interior with Forget-me-nots, 1916, 57.5 x 46 in. / 146 x 116.8 cm
Woman with Hat, 1905, 31.9 x 25.6 in. / 81 x 65 cm
Zulma, 1950, 93.7 x 51.2 in. / 238 x 130 cm
     

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