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Henri Matisse Biography

Although his areas were conventional—nudes, figures in landscapes, portraits, interior views—his ground-breaking use of brilliant colour and exaggerated shape to express emotion made him one of the most powerful artists of the 20th century. His family was employed in the grain company. As a young man Matisse was employed as a ...

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Ernest Hemingway Biography

In 1954, Hemingway won the Nobel Prize. It was there that the future sportsman learned to hunt, fish and value the outside. In high school, Hemingway worked on his school newspaper, Trapeze and Tabula, writing mostly about sports. Immediately after graduation, the budding journalist went to work for the Kansas ...

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Gertrude Stein Biography

Modernist writer Gertrude Stein was born in Allegheny, Pennsylvania, on February 3, 1874. Stein moved to Paris in 1903, embarking on a literary career that made Tender Buttons and Three Lives, along with work coping with gay themes. Stein was also a prolific art collector as well as the host ...

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