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The Unknown Matisse Vol. 1&2

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

The Unknown Matisse( )
Author: Spurling, Hilary
ISBN:978-0-520-22203-8
Publication Date:Oct 2001
Publisher:University of California Press
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $22.50
Book Description:

Hilary Spurling presents a thorough and riveting account of Matisse's early life, from his beginnings as the son of shopkeepers in Flanders through his impoverished days as a student at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts. Tracing Matisse's life through his thirties, Spurling describes how the artist's stubborn northern temperament helped sustain him through many challenges, both artistic and financial, as he found his way as a painter.

Book Details
Pages:505
Detailed Subjects: Art / Individual Artists / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6.88 x 9.19 x 1.5 Inches
Book Weight:2.02 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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