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Henri Matisse

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  1. His mother bought him a paint box to use while he was recovering from appendicitis surgery at age 21.
  2. The teacher told him he would never learn to draw, but Matisse was determined to succeed. After working for 5 years, he exhibited and sold some of his paintings.
  3. His "Woman with the Hat" painting was purchased by American writer and modern art collector Gertrude Stein.
  4. The Fauves’ style was expressive, often without regard for the natural colors of the subject. Matisse's works in particular contained aggressive brush strokes and bold primary colors.
  5. Matisse began creating cut paper collages, often rather large pictures, called gouaches decoupes.