"Matisse and the Sea": An Overview
Professor John Klein’s research is on European art of the first half of the twentieth century. He is an internationally known specialist in the art of Henri Matisse. In addition to his first book, Matisse Portraits (Yale 2001), he has published many articles and book chapters on the artist. His recent book, Matisse and Decoration, published by Yale in 2018, is a comprehensive analysis of the concept of decoration in Matisse’s art, with a particular focus on his commissions for ceramic tile, stained glass, tapestry and other fabrics, and decorative objects and paintings during the last twenty years of his career.