Along with Matisse, Auguste Herbin founded the Museum of Le Cateau-Cambrésis, to which he donated twenty-two works of art in 1956. Like Matisse, Auguste Herbin was born in a cloth-weaving milieu. Auguste Herbin is considered one of the undisputed masters of colour. Auguste Herbin led an active role in the great Fauvist and Cubist revolutions, and after the First World War, he became one of the main protagonists in the great movement toward Abstractionism, in particular with “Abstraction – Creation” and “New Realities”. A founder of the Abstract art movement in France, AugustenHerbin left an outstanding mark on his century.