Henri Matisse (1869-1954) was one of the most influential 20th century artists and was a founding member of the Fauvist movement. He was born in Le Cateau-Cambrésis, France and moved to Paris in 1891 to study art. He redefined Modern painting and sculpture with his inventive figuration. His explorGregory S. Bruno (1926-2015) was an American watercolorist and a prominent member of the American Watercolor Society in New York City. His realistic paintings have won numerous awards and were exhibited throughout the country. Following his career as creative director of Grey Advertising, he focused on watercolor practice. His work explored common objects and the material of daily life. He received awards from the American Watercolor Society, the New Jersey Watercolor Society, and the Ridgefield Guild of Artists, among others.
ation of detailed pattern and bright color in landscapes, portraiture, and still lifes made him one of the most influential painters of the era. Blue Nude II (1952), part of a series of cut-out and collaged paper works, was one of his most iconic works. The artist had a career that spanned over 50 years.