Manchester Gallery to Host Renowned Artist Pierre Henri Matisse

Manchester Gallery to Host Renowned Artist Pierre Henri Matisse

Manchester Gallery to Host Renowned Artist Pierre Henri Matisse

Pierre Henri Matisse, grandson of the famed Henri Matisse, is visiting Manchester for three days of demonstrations and festivities.

Pierre Henri Matisse, grandson of the famed Henri Matisse, is visiting Manchester for three days of demonstrations and festivities.

Pierre Henri Matisse, grandson of one of the most influential painters of the 20th century, will be showing his vibrant, whimsical works at the John Zaccheo Fine Art Gallery, 4716 Main Street, Manchester, over Columbus Day weekend. Pierre was born to artist parents in 1928, and grew up immersed in the artistic life of Paris and the French Riviera. He had the opportunity to meet and spend time among some of the most famous artists of this century, including Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dali, Marcel Duchamp, and of course, his own grandfather Henri Matisse. Having the name Matisse might carry a heavy burden of expectation, but Pierre is a talented artist in his own right. Many of his paintings reflect his grandfather’s influence with their thick dabs of paint and expressionistic knife strokes. His cut outs, a method first popularized by Henri, require a meticulous eye for detail. This will be Pierre’s first public show in three years, with many new pieces to share in a variety of mediums.

Join the John Zaccheo Fine Art Gallery for a rare opportunity to meet the artist and experience his joyful works when Matisse, who at 87 is as vibrant as his art, will be greeting the public during receptions featuring wine, hors d’oeuvres and live music with Freddy Shehadi and Jonathan Zaccheo, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, October 10, and Monday, October 12, and Sunday, October 11, from 12 to 5 p.m. Also taking place on Saturday will be a demonstration by Matisse at 11:30 a.m. and a silent auction of one of his works to benefit Heartworks of Vermont from 7 to 9 p.m., whose mission is to generate acts of kindness within the community and in the world at large.

Matisse will present another demonstration at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday. A drawing will open to the general public to win another work by Matisse, with the drawing to take place at the close of festivities on Monday. For information, call 802-366-1066 or visit johnzaccheofineart.com.

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