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    Henri Matisse. Autograph Letter Signed. "H." Four page bifolium in French, 4.5" x 7", n.p. [Paris?]; n.d. [circa 1893].
    In this letter addressed to his mother, "Maman," Anna Heloise Matisse (1844-1920), Matisse writes that he had le Figaro [Le Figaro, a Parisian newspaper] sent to her, and mentions something about the land of furs and snow. It is dark night and day where he is. He paints slowly. He writes about Yvette Guilbert [Yvette Guilbert (1865-1944), a French cabaret singer and actress] going to London for an English role for two months. He will create a large poster for the occasion

    Henri Émile Benoît Matisse (1869-1954), an artist known his expressiveness of color, is considered the most important French artist of the 20th century. He was a draughtsman, book illustrator, graphic artist, and sculptor, but was known primarily as a painter. Matisse is commonly regarded, along with Pablo Picasso, as one of the artists who best helped to define the revolutionary developments in the visual arts throughout the opening decades of the twentieth century, responsible for significant developments in painting and sculpture

    Condition: Letter has the usual folds; some of the ink is smudged, but readable; otherwise good.


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