Henri Matisse was born December 31, 1869 in Le Cateau-Cambresis, France. Henri Matisse went through many styles of art, as time went on Matisse changed his painting style to fit with the time period, the styles Matisse went through are Impressionism, Modernism, Modern art, Fauvism and Neo-Impressionism. The start of Matisse's real career came from being heavily influenced by art from other cultures. A frequently used theme in Matisse's paintings is people, he liked to paint people and that what he usually painted. Some preferred colors used in Matisse's paintings are violent colors such as red, brown and Orange. Finally what makes my artists work unique and identifiable is from he uses and what he painted(People).