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Frontispiece and title page from Pasiphae by Henry de Montherlant, illustrated by Matisse, published by Martin Fabiani in 1944 in Paris
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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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