Henri Matisse was one of the most important and beloved artists of the twentieth century, rivalled only by his friend - and competitor - Pablo Picasso.
Hilary Spurling's "The Unknown Matisse" and "Matisse the Master" were together heralded as the definitive biography of the artist, and "Matisse the Master" went on to win the Whitbread Book of the Year award in 2005.
In this abridged, one-volume edition, Hilary Spurling reveals the origins of Matisse's astonishing talent, provides a unique insight into his life and work, and, by documenting the difficult path he took alone, clearly places him at the front rank of those who made art modern.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 608 pages, 3 x 24pp
- Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 30/04/2009
- Category: History of art & design styles: from c 1900 -
- ISBN: 9780141030784