Matisse as Printmaker


Matisse as Printmaker:
Works from the Pierre and
Tana Matisse Foundation

April 6–June 8, 2014 in the Grand Gallery

Henri Matisse may be best known as a painter and sculptor, but this exhibition sheds light on his prolific and innovative career as a printmaker.

Drawn from the extraordinary collection of Matisse prints that once belonged to the artist’s son Pierre, Matisse as Printmaker includes approximately 63 etchings, monotypes, aquatints, lithographs, linocuts in black and white, and two-color prints—examples of every printmaking medium that Matisse utilized. With its rich variety of media and subject matter, it celebrates an under-studied aspect of Matisse’s oeuvre and underscores the importance of printmaking for the artist.

This exhibition is organized by the American Federation of Arts and the Pierre and Tana Matisse Foundation.

In Rochester, it is sponsored by the McDonald Family, Trudie & Ron Kirshner, and COMIDA, with additional support from Max and Marian Farash Charitable Foundation, Deanne Molinari, and Ron & Cathy Paprocki. The media sponsor is the Democrat and Chronicle.

Companion show

On view concurrently will be an exhibition of contemporary ceramics by the painter’s great-grandson, Alexander Matisse. Learn more


Exhibition Tours

Fridays @ 2 pm & Sundays @ 1 pm through June 8 / included in Gallery admission

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