Hand Signed : Lower Left Condition : Excellent Framed with Glass : Black frame Purchased from : Dealer 2005 Provenance / History : Following in the footsteps of his famous grandfather, Henri, and his sculptor father, Jean, Pierre Henri Matisse has carved his own niche in the art annals. Creating his own unique and innovative body of work, yet still honoring his family traditions.\ \ While Pierre is an internationally known artist, he is very proud to have garnered the moniker of ‘The American Matisse, The Artist of Freedom and Love’ a description which was first coined by those in the media when referring to him while critiquing his work. In educational circles he has been credited with starting a new school of ‘ism’ known as Emotionalism.\ \ In 1997 he pioneered the cut out as an archival viable art form, going on to create over 100 cut outs as a tribute to his grandfather. Through his art Pierre Henri Matisse shares with us his passion for all that is joyful and beautiful in life. Story / Additional Info : This was presented to the prince and princess of Japan and was later sold at auction for the children who were victims of the Bosnian war. Seller spoke with Mrs. Matisse on the phone and she also authenticated the piece. Certificate of Authenticity : See Provenance LID : 42144
Pierre Matisse - France
Art Brokerage: Pierre H. Matisse French Artist: b. 1920-1989. Pierre was born to artist parents in Paris on February 1st, 1928. His father, Jean Matisse, was a sculptor, his mother, Louise Milhau, was a painter, sculptor and ceramist. He grew up immersed in the world of art, being the grandson of Henri Matisse. Pierre's childhood involved the artistic life of Paris and the French Riviera. The Matisse family often moved, "entourage" from one location to another, in France and Spain during his early years. He had the opportunity to meet and spend time among some of the most famous artists of this century, Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque, Aristide Maillol, Jean Effel, Salvador Dali, Pierre Bonnard, Marcel Duchamp, Henri Matisse, Fernand Leger, Maurice De Vlaminck and Auguste Lumière. After twenty years as a cartographic manager, for a government agency, Pierre, to put it in his own words "retired from conventional work." For a character like him, idleness is an anathema, so now Pierre is using his creative talent and boundless energy as he puts it "operating where the dragons live". Painting, writing, teaching. He has redefined an art form known as cuts outs and artist hand pulled linocut prints. Pierre enjoys translating compositions and creating original compositions in different mediums, including new avant garde mixed media and exploring and integrating the newest technologies. Today the dream and plans for this new artistic exploration and using his art to help others has become the driving force in Pierre's life. Above all, Pierre believes in freedom, as do all artists. He passed away at the age of 89. Listings wanted by Art Brokerage.
Size: 22x30 in | 55x76 cm
Edition: From the edition of 500
Framed with Glass: Grey Metal Frame to Match Print With Museum Glass
Estate Signed: Pencil, Collection Marina Picasso With Blind Stamp, Lower Right