Auguste Herbin

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.

This exhibition is dedicated to Auguste Herbin. It will group a selection of about 250 significant works, from private collections and major American and Western European museums, around the Matisse Museum collection, which is enriched year by year, and is now the world’s largest collection of this artist’s work.

French texts by: Claire Berchiche, Geneviève Claisse, Patrice Deparpe, Christian Derouet, Nathalie Gallissot, Serge Lemoine, Jacqueline Munck, Dominique d’Orgeval, Arnaud Pierre, Dominique Szymusiak.

Auguste Herbin

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