Yale University Press has released three books this week detailing aspects of the Metropolitan Museum Collection. The most intriguing tells the story of Pierre Matisse. The New York City art dealer traded at his 57th Street Gallery for over six decades. Matisse brought many artists to America who had previously not exhibited outside of Europe. The collection, no surprise, is full of magnificent names. Pierre’s father, Henri Matisse, is represented and their are paintings by Chagall and Miro as well.
The book presents each art work with the story of its creation and Matisse’s connection to the artist. The American Matisse is written by Sabine Rewald and Magdalena Dabrowski. Both work in the Department of Nineteenth-Century, Modern, and Contemporary Art at the MET.