Art: Painter with a Knife

The world knows and honors Henri Matisse for his color-drenched canvases. But, at 83, France's ailing master is anxious to be known for his work in another medium before he dies: his sculpture. There isn't much of it, and only rarely has it been shown. Last week London's Tate Gallery gladly obliged the old man with the largest exhibit of Matisse sculpture ever shown, 49 pieces, almost all of his output in clay and bronze.

Matisse's knife might never challenge his brush, but his work is still something any sculptor could be proud of....

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