December 31 Birthday: HENRI’S SCISSORS: Henri Matisse

 Henri Matisse, artist
b. December 31, 1869
d. November 3, 1954

HENRI’S SCISSORS
by Jeanette Winter
(Beach Lane Books, 2013)

Step into the colorful world of Henri Matisse and his magnificent paper cutouts!

In
a small weaving town in France, a young boy named Henri-Emile Matisse
drew pictures everywhere, and when he grew up, he moved to Paris and
became a famous artist who created paintings that were adored around the
world. But late in life a serious illness confined him to a wheelchair,
and amazingly, it was from there that he created among his most beloved
works—enormous and breathtaking paper cutouts.

Based on the
life of Henri Matisse, this moving and inspirational picture book
biography includes a note from the author, dynamic quotes from Matisse
himself, and an illuminating look at a little-known part of a great
artist’s creative process.

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