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This is the second and final volume of the first true biography of Henri Matisse. Until publication of The Unknown Matisse (Volume One), the few facts known about Matisse's life had been distorted by inaccuracy, misunderstanding and glaring gaps.
Hilary Spurling's biography investigates the secret life of Matisse, whose painting shocked and infuriated his contemporaries while paving the way for modern art, and in this second volume, she tells the story of his maturity as an artist and the relationship between his life and art between 1909 and 1954, his glory years.
Publication date: 17/03/2005
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
|Publication date:||17th March 2005|
|Publisher:||Penguin Books Ltd|
|Genres:||Biography / Autobiography, eBook Favourites,|
Hilary Spurling has specialized in uncovering secrets kept - in the words of Ivy Compton-Burnett - through long lives and on death-beds'. She won the Duff Cooper Prize and the Heinemann Award for Ivy, and her Paul Scott was rated by reviewers as one of the best biographies written since the war. Hilary Spurling was born in England and educated at Oxford University. From 1964 to 1970 she was theatre critic and literary editor of the Spectator. Since then she has been a regular book reviewer for the Observer and the Daily Telegraph. She lives in London with her husband, the ...More About Hilary Spurling