14 October - 12 November 2000
Henri Matisse (1869 - 1954) is regarded as one of France's most important 'modem' artists. In 1942, at the age of 73, Matisse embarked on his most astonishingly vivacious and innovative body of work. Using a mixture of paper-stencils, gouache and crayons, he created a series of strong bold images full of movement and colour. The resulting lithographs in the exhibition have influenced many artists as well as advertisers and are still an inspiration to many today.