Henri Matisse: The Early Years in Nice 1916-1930

November 2, 1986 – March 29, 1987

East Building, Upper Level and Mezzanine, Northeast, Pod I and Upper Level, North Bridge (13,500 sq. ft.)

THIS EXHIBITION IS NO LONGER ON VIEW AT THE NATIONAL GALLERY.

Overview: 171 paintings concentrated on works produced by Henri Matisse during the 1920s, when he lived in the South of France.

Organization: Dominique Fourcade, the French authority on Matisse, and Jack Cowart, curator of 20th-century art at the National Gallery, organized this exhibition. E.A. Carmean Jr., then curator of 20th-century art at the National Gallery, contributed to the exhibition in its early stages. Gaillard Ravenel and Mark Leithauser designed the exhibition and Gordon Anson designed the lighting.

Sponsor: The exhibition was supported by a grant from GTE Corporation and by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities.

Attendance: 537,147

Catalog: Henri Matisse: The Early Years in Nice 1916-1930, by Jack Cowart and Dominique Fourcade. Washington, DC: National Gallery of Art, 1986.

Brochure: Henri Matisse: The Early Years in Nice 1916-1930. Washington, DC: National Gallery of Art, 1986.

Image: Henri Matisse, Pianist and Checker Players, 1924, oil on canvas, Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon, 1985.64.25

Related Artists

Matisse, Henri
French
, 1869 - 1954