PIERRE H. MATISSE
Following in the footsteps of his famous grandfather, Henri, and his sculptor father, Jean, Pierre Henri Matisse has carved his own niche in the art annals. Creating his own unique and innovative body of work, yet still honoring his family traditions.
While Pierre is an internationally known artist, he is very proud to have garnered the moniker of ‘The American Matisse, The Artist of Freedom and Love’ a description which was first coined by those in the media when referring to him while critiquing his work. In educational circles he has been credited with starting a new school of ‘ism’ known as Emotionalism.
In 1997 he pioneered the cut out as an archival viable art form, going on to create over 100 cut outs as a tribute to his grandfather. Through his art Pierre Henri Matisse shares with us his passion for all that is joyful and beautiful in life.