Henri Matisse (1869-1954) is considered the most important French painter of the twentieth century. A master of the use of color, Matisse founded the Fauvist school of painting, whose members were known for using bold and iconoclastic hues. During his long and productive career, Matisse experimented in several other mediums, most notably collage and stained glass.
Matisse for Kids contains eight images from his diverse works, including The Harmony in Red and Goldfish, in a toddler-friendly board-book format.
About the Editor
Margaret E. Hyde was inspired to create the Great Art for Kids books when she could not find age-appropriate art books for her own little girl. As an alternative to having her expensive coffee-table books drooled on, Mrs. Hyde designed these durable board books to introduce young children to the great painters. A native of Memphis, Mrs. Hyde now lives in Santa Monica with her family.
Other titles in the Great Art for Kids Series are Cassatt for Kids, Impressionists for Kids, Picasso for Kids, Renoir for Kids, and Van Gogh for Kids ($8.95 each), all available from Pelican.
MATISSE FOR KIDS: The Great Art for Kids Series
Selected by Margaret E. Hyde
10 pp. 8½ x 9
8 color illustrations
EAN: 978-1-58980-204-9 hc