Authentic Lithograph Henry Matisse, Size Approx. 12 x 10 In. Henri-Émile-Benoît Matisse ( 31 December 1869 – 3 November 1954) was a French artist, known for his use of colour and his fluid and original draughtsmanship. He was a draughtsman, printmaker, and sculptor, but is known primarily as a painter. Matisse is commonly regarded, along with Pablo Picasso and Marcel Duchamp, as one of the three artists who helped to define the revolutionary developments in theplastic arts in the opening decades of the twentieth century, responsible for significant developments in painting and sculpture.