Jay McKean Fisher
Paperback, 88 p., 102 illus.
Drawn from the extraordinary collection of Matisse prints that once belonged to the artist’s son, Pierre, and is now part of the Pierre and Tana Matisse Foundation, Matisse as Printmaker includes approximately sixty-three etchings, monotypes, aquatints, lithographs, linocuts in black and white, and two-color prints—examples of every type of printmaking utilized by Matisse. The exhibition underscores the importance of his work in series, as well as such recurring motifs as the standing, seated, and reclining nude, and brings this unfamiliar and under-studied material to a wider audience.
This fully illustrated catalogue includes an essay exploring Matisse’s use of printmaking throughout his career by Jay McKean Fisher, Deputy Director for Curatorial Affairs and Senior Curator of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs at The Baltimore Museum of Art. This catalogue was published in conjunction with an exhibition at The Baltimore Museum of Art, October 25, 2009–January 3, 2010