Pablo Matisse (pen name of painter Dane LaChiusa), is one of New York’s most important artists, contributing significantly to the development of appropriation art, with his recontextualization of the style and motifs of Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse. Along his mature path he has built a solid international career, with work currently on tour in group exhibitions throughout Brazil, including a solo exhibition at PUC University of São Paulo. Dane graduated from The School of Visual Arts in 1983 where he studied with a principal of the New York School, John Button; in addition to Larry Poons, David Sandlin and Nancy Chunn. He has juried The Alumni Scholarship Awards at The School of Visual Arts. He teaches periodically at The College for Creative Studies, Detroit.