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This delightful series is co-written by students, and records their responses to various works of art, their own art, questions they'd like to ask the artist and other personal notes interspersed with their reports about the artist. Learn all about the colors and "wild beast" that Henri Matisse was with this colorful book that follows his career from his "fauve" days to his designing of a church. 32 pages, softcover. Ages 5-9.
Keesia and Henri Matisse have the same birthdayNew Years Eve! Thats why she picks him for her artist report. She finds out that over his long career Matisse made paintings, sculpture, books, costumes, and her favoritehis cut-outs, or what Matisse called "drawing with scissors." The report is filled with about 20 of Matisses masterpieces as well as artwork that Keesia has created in his "style" (cut-out leaves, drawings through windows, fauvist animals). As she follows Matisse through his life she discovers why he is considered one of the greatest artists of the twentieth century.
Jane O'Connor lives in New York City.