Delectorskaya, Lydia. HENRI MATISSE: Contre Vents et Marées: Peinture et Livres Illustrés de 1939 a 1943. 557 pp., illustrated throughout in colour and b&w. Folio, cloth. Paris, Editions Irus et Vincent Hansma, 1996.
A finely printed, extensively illustrated volume documenting the years 1939-1943, presenting nearly all the drawings and paintings Matisse produced during this period. A companion volume to the earlier "With Apparent Ease..." which covered the period 1935-1939, Lydia Delectorskaya, who worked for Matisse from 1933 until his death in 1954, describes the artist's life in detail. Letters, some handwritten, photos of models, interiors, and of the artist are included. Text in French.
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