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Title page of the catalogue of drawings by Matisse exhibited at Galerie Louis Carre in Paris in 1941
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MATISSE AND THE
NATIONALISM OF VICHY, 1940-1944

by Michele C. Cone


How did André Derain, Maurice de Vlaminck, Andre Dunoyer de Segonzac and Henri Matisse fare in Paris during the Nazi occupation 1940-44? Given that their Fauve works in German museums had been seized by the Nazis, sold for cash or possibly destroyed in a bonfire of degenerate art, were they and their works then banned in France?

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