Definition of Matisse, Henri in US English:

Matisse, Henri

proper noun

  • (1869–1954), French painter and sculptor; full name Henri Emile Benoît Matisse. His use of nonnaturalistic color led him to be regarded as a leader of the Fauvists. His later painting and sculpture displays a trend towards formal simplification and abstraction, and includes large figure compositions and abstracts made from cut-out colored paper.

Pronunciation

Matisse, Henri

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