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Henri Matisse
Henri Matisse Writes to One of the Founders of the Museum of Modern Art, Planning His Great 1931 Exhibit at that Brand New Institution Henri Matisse is one of the best known of the early 20th century artists, who rose to prominence as the leader of the Fauve movement, which substituted color and broad and bold brush strokes for the light and shade interplay of Impressionism. Henri Matisse is one of the best known of the early 20th century artists, who rose to prominence as the leader of the Fauve movement, which substituted color and broad and bold brush strokes for the light and shade interplay of Impressionism.
16/01/1931. Matisse was "organizing the next exposition of my works of which I spoke to you...""In 1929, Matisse temporarily stopped painting easel pictures. He then traveled to America to sit on the jury of the 29th Carnegie International, which is the oldest North American exhibition of contemporary art from around the globe. Then in 1930, he spent some time in Tahiti and New York as well as Baltimore, Maryland. From there he went to Merion, Pennsylvania, home of perhaps the most important collector of modern art (and owner of the largest Matisse holdings in America), Dr. Albert Barnes. Barnes commissioned the artist to paint a large mural for the two-story picture gallery of his mansion.Lizzie Plummer Bliss was an American art collector and patron. In 1929, she played an essential role in the founding of the Museum of Modern Art. 150 works of art from her collection served as a foundation to the museum and formed the basis of the in-house collection. These included works by artists such as Paul Cézanne, Georges Seurat, Paul Gauguin, Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso and Amedeo Modigliani. The first exhibit at MOMA was in 1929; the organization was brand new.Matisse and Bliss met while he was in New York and discussed a coming exhibit of his work at the MOMA.Typed letter signed, Nice, January 16, 1931, to Mrs. Bliss. "Dear Mademoiselle, On my return, the calm of the sea, the temperature of Spring gave to my journey a great sweetness. It permitted me to think, each time with more pleasure, of the welcome given to me in New York and particularly each time I passed by your home. … [Click Below for Full Description]
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