Morgan Library Hosts Exhibit on Henri Matisse

By Maryann Yin Comment

The Morgan LibraryDid you know that Henri Matisse created illustrations for books? The Morgan Library & Museum has been showcasing the famed artist’s book-related projects in the “Graphic Passion: Matisse and the Book Arts” exhibit.

Here’s more from the organization’s website: “Between 1912 and his death in 1954, he was engaged in nearly fifty book illustration projects, many produced with his direct involvement in page layout, typography, lettering, ornament, and cover design. He planned these publications with his characteristic vigilance and zeal, seeking a perfect fusion of image and text.”

The curators collected thirty pieces for this display. The closing date has been scheduled for Jan. 18, 2016.