The American Matisse: The Dealer, His Artists, His Collection

The American Matisse: The Dealer, His Artists, His Collection

by Sabine Rewald, Magdalena Dabrowski
     
 

In a career spanning over six decades, the New York art dealer Pierre Matisse (1900–1989) contributed substantially to the advancement of modern art. At his eponymous gallery on East Fifty-seventh Street, he showed several now legendary artists for the first time outside Europe. The collection—paintings, sculpture, and drawings by Balthus, Bonnard,

Overview

In a career spanning over six decades, the New York art dealer Pierre Matisse (1900–1989) contributed substantially to the advancement of modern art. At his eponymous gallery on East Fifty-seventh Street, he showed several now legendary artists for the first time outside Europe. The collection—paintings, sculpture, and drawings by Balthus, Bonnard, Chagall, Derain, Dubuffet, Giacometti, Magritte, Miró, and the dealer’s own father, Henri Matisse, among others—was donated to The Metropolitan Museum of Art in 2004 by the foundation established by his widow.

These extraordinary artworks are presented with informative entries addressing the circumstances of each work’s creation and the dealer’s relationship to the artist. In the introduction, the story of Pierre Matisse’s early struggles in New York is told for the first time and illustrated with previously unpublished archival photographs.

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Choice - K.E. Staab

"This book will interest anyone studying the history of collecting and collections in the 20th century."— K.E. Staab, Choice
 

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300155105
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
01/05/2010
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
784,947
Product dimensions:
8.80(w) x 11.20(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Sabine Rewald is Jacques and Natasha Gelman Curator and Magdalena Dabrowski is Special Consultant, both in the Department of Nineteenth-Century, Modern, and Contemporary Art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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