A celebrated artists in her own right, Matisse was Born and raised in Cambridge, Massachusetts and is a a graduate of the distinguished L’Ecole des Beaux-Arts. She initially gained notoriety for her series, Be back in 5 Minutes, in which she recreated famous old master paintings while erasing the figures.
About the artist
Media coverage is often quick to note Sophie’s family background; an art pedigree originating with her great grandfather, Henri Matisse. Britain’s Sunday Telegraph once referred to Sophie as ”Art Royalty”, a term occasionally paraphrased when discussing this artist and her work.
Born in 1965 and raised in Cambridge, Massachusetts, having what’s been described as a hippie childhood. Her father, Paul, is a sculptor and inventor. Sarah, Sophie’s mother, is a retired Chef for a private banking firm in Boston.
Making no secret of her occasionally agonizing Dyslexia beginning in her early childhood, Sophie found remedy through creative pursuits. She began her studies at the Massachusetts Collage of Art and Design in Boston. In 1997 she moved to Paris and attended L’Ecole des Beaux-Arts, the same institution where her great grandfather studied decades earlier. During the years, Sophie attended the French art school, most weekends were spent with her Grandmother, Teeny, near Fontainebleau...
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