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Colorful Dreamer :The Story of Artist Henri Matisse

Marjorie Parker

The life of artist Henri Matisse is beautifully presented in this picture book for young children. The drab gray of Matisse's childhood is relieved by the colorful world of his imagination. After working as a law clerk he discovers his true passion in art - his mother gives him a paint box as a gift and he begins his life as an artist. Berry's vivid and explosive color illustrations show Matisse's iconic images - geometric shapes, leaves, Mediterranean rugs, and simple paper cutouts. A wonderful introduction to a genius who never stopped exploring and creating. Ages 5-7