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Hilary Spurling provides an intensive and riveting account of Matisse's formative years, from his beginnings because the son of shopkeepers in Flanders via his impoverished days as a scholar on the Ecole des Beaux-Arts. Tracing Matisse's lifestyles via his thirties, Spurling describes how the artist's obdurate northern temperament helped maintain him via many demanding situations, either creative and fiscal, as he stumbled on his method as a painter.

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