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Exhibition of art books by French artist Henri Matisse opens at Liverpool’s Walker Art Gallery

LIVERPOOL.- The Walker Art Gallery presents an exhibition of art books by one of the greatest artists of the 20th century, Henri Matisse (1869-1954). The Art Books of Henri Matisse goes on display from 21 October 2011 to 15 April 2012. These works are part of Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s extensive art collection, and have been loaned to the Gallery through the company’s Art in our Communities┬« programme as part of a commitment to share its artworks with the wider public. The exhibition comprises 63 framed original illustrations with text from four of Matisse’s most significant books, including his famous Jazz (1947), one of the most celebrated artists’ books in the history of modern art. In addition to the core group of Matisse works, a number of artists’ books from the Walker Art Gallery’s permanent collection will also be on view, by artists such as Ed Ru