Matisse : The Life (PB)

Matisse : The Life (PB)


Henri Matisse was one of the most important and beloved artists of the twentieth century, rivalled only by his friend - and competitor - Pablo Picasso. Hilary Spurling's The Unknown Matisse and Matisse the Master were together heralded as the definitive biography of the artist, and Matisse the Master went on to win the Whitbread Book of the Year award in 2005.

In this abridged, one-volume edition, Hilary Spurling reveals the origins of Matisse's astonishing talent, provides a unique insight into his life and work, and, by documenting the difficult path he took alone, clearly places him at the front rank of those who made art modern.


As well as her award-winning two-volume biography of Matisse, Hilary Spurling is also the author of Ivy: The Life of Ivy Compton-Burnett, Paul Scott, La Grande Therese and The Girl from the Fiction Department: A Portrait of Sonia Orwell. She is a regular book reviewer for the Daily Telegraph and New York Times.

Product Code 1014869
author Hilary Spurling
publisher Penguin Books
published April 2009
format Paperback
pages 592
Dimensions 12.9 x 2.6 x 19.8 cm
ISBN 9780141030784
GTIN 9780141030784
Dimensions 12.8 X 19.6 X 2.8 cm
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