08/06/2013 11:21 am ET

Cantor Arts Center Displays All 20 Prints From Henri Matisse's Edition Of Jazz Posters

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STANFORD, CA.- Henri Matisse, one of the most influential artists of the 20th century, refused to leave France after the outbreak of World War II. In 1940 German forces overtook Paris, and his daughter and son participated in the resistance movement. In 1941 Matisse was diagnosed with cancer and became bedridden following surgery. His household moved from the city of Nice in 1943 to escape the threat of Allied bombing. That same year, at the age of 74, Matisse began Jazz, a much-celebrated portfolio of works characterized by brilliant colors, poetic texts and joyful circus and theater themes. All 20 prints from the edition of Jazz are on display at the Cantor Arts Center from July 31 to September 22.

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