Henri Matisse (1869-1954) was a french painter and sculptor. He’s known as the founder of Fauvisme, a style where contrasting colors are used next to each other. He traveled the world finding inspiration everywere, like the works of William Turner in London, the bright colors of Corsica, the way Cezanne en Gauguin mixed colors and the sculptures of Rodin.
First photo. “André Derain” (1905).
Second photo. “Trivaux Pond / L’Etang de Trivaux” (1916 or 17).