By Pierre H. Matisse
Nazi planes have been bombing Paris the day a lifelong, extra own conflict started for Pierre. It used to be the day he misplaced his identity.
Born right into a recognized kinfolk, Pierre Matisse grew up immersed within the paintings global of Paris and the French Riviera, spending time with the most recognized artists of the 20th century. the guy he knew as his grandfather, mythical artist Henri Matisse, inspired Pierre from a tender age, making a robust hope in him to turn into a good artist in his personal right.
Being a Matisse was once an enormous a part of younger Pierre’s identification. So he was once beaten and bewildered while, on the outbreak of WWII, that identification was once unexpectedly snatched from him with out explanation.
So begun Pierre’s lifelong seek to resolve the secret of who he relatively was once, a quest that varieties the interesting backdrop to this memoir of a desirable and adventurous existence on 3 continents. Spanning the insider paintings global of Nineteen Thirties Paris, the battles of WWII, the profession of France by way of the Nazis, Pierre’s involvement with the French resistance, his post-war paintings restoring paintings and old monuments, and his eventual determination to create a brand new existence in North the United States, The lacking Matisse is a narrative of intrigue, religion, and drama as Pierre trips to find the truth―before it’s too late.
Pierre Henri Matisse was once born in Paris in 1928. stated because the grandson of Henri Matisse, Pierre spent his early life between one of the most recognized artists of the 20th century, together with Pablo Picasso and Salvador Dali.
During WWII, Pierre and his father, Jean Matisse, have been seriously excited by French underground actions, sought after through the Nazis for his or her efforts in assisting the British spies and saboteurs. while the battle ended, Pierre labored within the recovery of the artwork and ancient monuments in France that have been broken by means of the war.
Now a citizen of the U.S., Pierre is better often called “The American Matisse, the Artist of Freedom and Love.” he's dedicated to children’s explanations and has given or created items to assist firms reminiscent of venture desire, the yankee purple move, various children’s hospitals, missions organisations, and rescue courses round the world.
Pierre and his spouse, Jeanne, dwell in Florida.