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Henri Matisse

(1869—1954) French painter and sculptor

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(b Le Cateau-Cambrésis, 31 Dec. 1869; d Nice, 3 Nov. 1954)

French painter and stage designer. He designed two ballets for Massine: The Song of the Nightingale (1920) and Rouge et noir (1939). His interest in dance can also be seen in his monumental painting La Danse.

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