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Henri Matisse, Paris

Alexander Liberman (American, born Kiev, Russia [now Ukraine], 1912-1999). Henri Matisse, Paris, 1949. Gelatin silver print, sheet: 10 7/8 x 10 7/8 inches (27.7 x 27.7 cm). Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York; Gift of Seymour H. Knox, Jr., 1976 (K1976:4.18). © The Alexander Liberman Trust

© The Alexander Liberman Trust

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© The Alexander Liberman Trust

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© The Alexander Liberman Trust

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Alexander Liberman

American, born Kiev, Russia (now Ukraine), 1912-1999

Henri Matisse, Paris, 1951

gelatin silver print

sheet: 10 7/8 x 10 7/8 inches (27.62 x 27.62 cm)

Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York

Gift of Seymour H. Knox, Jr., 1976

K1976:4.18

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Provenance

Sidney Janis Gallery, New York;
sold to Seymour H. Knox, Jr., 1976;
donated to the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, June 7, 1976

Class

Photographs

Work Type

Gelatin silver print

This information may change due to ongoing research. Glossary of Terms

For more than a decade, Alexander Liberman spent his summers traveling throughout Europe to interview and photograph the aging members of the School of Paris, including Henri Matisse, Fernand Léger, Pablo Picasso, and others. In 1949 and again in 1951, he visited Matisse, who was in a state of prolonged convalescence. According to Liberman, everything in the artist’s studio was “arranged so that his slightest desire, his slightest urge for expression, could be easily set into action. Illness became a justified excuse for eliminating all unnecessary activity.” Here he captured Matisse in the living room of his apartment in Nice at work on a paper cut-out design for the dust jacket of the forthcoming book Matisse: His Art and Public.

Label from Matisse and the Art of Jazz, January 20–July 1, 2018

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