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    Henri Matisse. Typed Letter Signed. "H. Matisse." One page in French, 5.25" x 8.25", [Chapelle du Rosaire de] Vence; November 18, 1948. In this letter addressed to the French ceramist Jean-Baptiste Barol (1873-1966), Matisse acknowledges the receipt of a note offering to help Matisse make ceramics, but Matisse politely refuses, stating he is not yet ready to begin the project. Matisse promises to contact him when he begins.
    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.
    Condition: Letter has a horizontal fold, is a bit toned, with minor occasional soiling, rubbing or creasing; otherwise very good.


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