Birth and Life

Henri Matisse


Date of birth 31. 12. 1869
Country of birth France



Date of death 3. 11. 1954
Cemetery Museé Franciscain-Eglise et Monastere de Cimiez, Cimiez, Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur Region, France
GPS coordinates of the cemetery 43.720453, 7.278739

GPS coordinates for the grave are 43.720750, 7.279233. The grave is nicely visible on Google maps (sat view).

Summary from Wikipedia

The intense colorism of the works he painted between 1900 and 1905 brought him notoriety as one of the Fauves (wild beasts). Many of his finest works were created in the decade or so after 1906, when he developed a rigorous style that emphasized flattened forms and decorative pattern. In 1917 he relocated to a suburb of Nice on the French Riviera, and the more relaxed style of his work during the 1920s gained him critical acclaim as an upholder of the classical tradition in French painting.[6] After 1930, he adopted a bolder simplification of form. When ill health in his final years pr ...

Author of contribution: Janez, published 15. 12. 2015

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