Henri Matisse - Signed Custom Postal Cover

Custom postal cover hand-signed in ink

Featuring original mixed media illustration by notable collector H. M. Brehm

Postal stamping, 1931

Near Fine Condition

House of Roulx Letter of Authenticity



Henri Matisse

Henri Émile Benoît Matisse (December 31, 1869 – November 3, 1954) was a French artist, leader of the Fauve group, regarded as one of the great formative figures in 20th-century art, a master of the use of color and form to convey emotional expression. Matisse is commonly regarded, along with Pablo Picasso, as one of the artists who best helped to define the revolutionary developments in the visual arts throughout the opening decades of the twentieth century, responsible for significant developments in painting and sculpture.

His mastery of the expressive language of colour and drawing, displayed in a body of work spanning over a half-century, won him recognition as a leading figure in modern art. Matisse Lithographs, Prints and Paintings reflect a number of influences: the decorative quality of Near Eastern art, the stylized forms of the masks and sculpture of African, the bright colors of the French impressionists, and the simplified forms of French artist Paul Cezanne and the cubists.



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