A richly illustrated survey of Matisse's impact on modern art that also examines his career, techniques, aesthetics and stages of artistic development
Sir Lawrence Gowing RA (1918 - 1991) was an English artist, writer, curator and teacher. Initially recognised as a portrait and landscape painter, he quickly rose to prominence as an art educator, writer, and eventually, curator and museum trustee.
'No artist of the 20th century was so involved with the process of
looking at the world and questioning that looking as was Matisse -
and Gowing understands that completely' - Art in America
'Literate, informed and discerning' - Choice