Matisse as Printmaker: Works from The Pierre and Tana Matisse Foundation

Drawn from the extraordinary collection of Matisse prints that once belonged to the artist’s son Pierre and is now part of The Pierre and Tana Matisse Foundation, Matisse as Printmaker includes approximately 63 etchings, monotypes, aquatints, lithographs, linocuts in black and white, and two-color prints—examples of every type of printmaking utilized by Matisse.

Drawn from the extraordinary collection of Matisse prints that once belonged to the artist’s son Pierre and is now part of The Pierre and Tana Matisse Foundation, Matisse as Printmaker includes approximately 63 etchings, monotypes, aquatints, lithographs, linocuts in black and white, and two-color prints—examples of every type of printmaking utilized by Matisse. The exhibition underscores the importance of his work in series, as well as such recurring motifs as the standing, seated, and reclining nude, and brings this unfamiliar and under-studied material to a wider audience.

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Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD
October 25, 2009–January 3, 2010
Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa, FL
February 4–April 18, 2010
Blanton Museum of Art, Austin, TX
May 23–August 1, 2010
Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada
October 29, 2010–February 13, 2011
Cornell Fine Arts Museum at Rollins College, Winter Park, FL
January 4–March 15, 2014
Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
April 5–June 8, 2014
Paine Art Center and Gardens, Oshkosh, WI
June 26–October 19, 2014
Fundación Canal, Madrid, Spain
May 16–August 18, 2019

Curator

Jay McKean Fisher is the Director at the Center for Matisse Studies. Among his recent exhibitions are Matisse: Painter as Sculptor (2007–08) and Matisse: Jazz (2006). He is the author of numerous publications, including Matisse: Painter as Sculptor (2007) and The Essence of Line: French Drawings from Ingres to Degas (2005), as well as earlier catalogues on the prints of Théodore Chassériau, Edouard Manet, and Félix Buhot.

Credit

The exhibition is organized by the American Federation of Arts and The Pierre and Tana Matisse Foundation.