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Henri Matisse

The artist Henri Matisse was born on December 31, 1869 in northern France. Henri Matisse is often regarded as one of the most influential French painters of the 20th century. In his early twenties, Matisse began to sketch and paint. Matisse was later the leader of the Fauvist Movement, a painting style which focused on pure colors used in an aggressive and direct manner. Matisse mastered the relationship between color and shape, a talent which rightfully earned him the name "Master of Color." Unlike most recently popular artist names from the period, Matisse was internationally popular during his life time.

Much of Matisse's later years were spent in Nice painting local scenes with his trade mark brilliant color palettes. Matisse died in Nice France on November 3, 1954.

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"There is nothing more difficult for a truly creative painter than to paint a rose, because before he can do so he has first to forget all the roses that were ever painted." - Henri Matisse