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  • Published: 28 September 2006
  • ISBN: 9780241984055
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 544

Matisse the Master

A Life of Henri Matisse: 1909-1954



The Whitbread Book of the Year 2005 and shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction 2005.

In this astounding book (winner of the Whitbread Book of the Year 2005) Hilary Spurling's fascinating exploration of Matisse's world uncovers the secret life of the artist, whose paintings shocked and infuriated his contemporaries while paving the way for modern art. This beautifully presented second volume tells the story of Matisse's growing artistic maturity and the relationship between his life and art from 1909 to 1954, his glory years.

  • Published: 28 September 2006
  • ISBN: 9780241984055
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 544

About the author

Hilary Spurling

Hilary Spurling won the Rose Mary Crawshay Prize for The Early Life of Ivy Compton-Burnett 1884-1919, and the Duff Cooper Prize and Heinemann Award for Secrets of a Woman's Heart: The Later Life of Ivy Compton-Burnett 1920-1969. She is also the author of Elinor Fettiplace's Receipt Book, Paper Spirits and The Girl from the Fiction Department: A Portrait of Sonia Orwell. She has been Arts and Literary Editor of the Spectator, and a regular reviewer for the Observer, the New York Times and the Daily Telegraph.

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