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The Unknown Matisse

A Life of Henri Matisse - The Early Years, 1869-1908

The Unknown Matisse( )
Author: Spurling, Hilary
Series title:Unknown Matisse Ser.
ISBN:978-0-679-43428-3
Publication Date:Oct 1998
Publisher:Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Imprint:Knopf
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $50.00
Book Description:

Henri Matisse is one of the masters of twentieth-century art and a household word to millions of people who find joy and meaning in his light-filled, colorful images--yet, despite all the books devoted to his work, the man himself has remained a mystery. Now, in the hands of the superb biographer Hilary Spurling, the unknown Matisse becomes visible at last. Matisse was born into a family of shopkeepers in 1869, in a gloomy textile town in the north of France. His environment was...
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Pages:512
Detailed Subjects: Art / European
Art / Individual Artists / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):7.1 x 9.4 x 1.9 Inches
Book Weight:2.35 Pounds
Author Biography
Spurling, Hilary (Author)
Hilary Spurling was born in 1940 in Stockport England. She attended Somerville College in Oxford. She bacame the arts and theater critic for The Spectator during the 1960's. She was also the reviewer for The Observer and The Daily Telegraph. She has written several biographies including Pearl Buck in China and Matisse the Master: The Conquest of Colour 1909-1954, which won the 2005 Whitebread Book of the Year Award and the Los Angeles Book Prize for Biography in 2006.

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