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The Morgan Library & Museum
The Morgan Library & Museum
225 Madison Avenue
New York
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World renowned for his paintings, sculptures, drawings, and cut-outs, Henri Matisse also embraced the printed book as a means of artistic expression. Between 1912 and his death in 1954 he worked on fifty book illustration projects, many times even including page layout, typography, lettering, ornament, and cover design. These publications illustrated and – many of them – designed by Matisse are a perfect fusion of image and text. Some thirty of these modern masterpieces will be on view at The Morgan Library & Museum in an exhibition exploring the decisive role book production played in Matisse’s career.

A catalogue will be available.

Picture: The Morgan Library & Museum. Henri Matisse (1869-1954), Circus, pochoir, plate II in Jazz (1947) , Courtesy of Frances and Michael Baylson , © 2015 Succession H. Matisse / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.