Henri Matisse, a Nun, and a Chapel in Vence, Provence
“Night Nurse Needed – Should be young and pretty.” This was the ad Henri Matisse placed with the nursing school in Nice, France in 1942. He was seventy-two years old and still working while recovering from a serious surgery. He required constant care and needed someone to fill in while his regular night nurse was away.
…Continue reading here to learn the story of a friendship between Monique Bourgeois and the great artist. Their story continues (with some questions) in Sister Jacques-Marie and the enduring stain-glass windows in Chapelle Du Rosaire (also known as the Matisse Chapel).
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