Henri Matisse, artist
Dec. 31, 1869-Nov. 3, 1954
A Bird or Two: A Story About Henri Matisse by Bijou Le Tord (Eerdmans Books for Young Readers, 1999)
This tribute to the French artist, known as the father of modern art, focuses on Matisse's later years, when he lived in Nice and was inspired by its extraordinary light.
View a collection of Matisse art and a bio at the WebMuseum, Paris.