Henry Matisse (31 Dec, 1869 – 3 Nov, 1954)
“If my story were ever to be written truthfully from start to finish, it would amaze everyone.” – Henri Matisse
Henri Émile Benoît Matisse was a French artist, known for both his use of colour and his fluid and original draughtsmanship. He was a draughtsman, printmaker, and sculptor, but is known primarily as a painter. Matisse is widely regarded as the greatest colorist of the 20th century and as a rival to Pablo Picasso in the importance of his innovations. He emerged as a Post-Impressionist, and first achieved prominence as the leader of the French movement Fauvism. He made 1008 artworks!