This comic strip is a true story about how Matisse bought a Cezanne painting early in his career. Much of the text is his own words. Owning an original work of art by an artist you really admire can provide a lot of inspiration.
A few days ago I had the honor and privilege of talking on the phone with Pierre H. Mattise, the grandson of Henri Matisse. What fascinating stories he had of visiting and interacting with his grandfather, and helping with the French Resistance during WWII. It's possible that one or more of his anecdotes may appear in the next issue of Artist to Artist. At any rate, he's an artist himself, and obviously inspired by his heritage. Visit his sight and check out his wonderful paintings and cut-paper creations.
I made the drawing above as my gift to Pierre and his wife Jeanne. I'm going to send it to them with an issue of Artist to Artist.