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Pablo Picasso Biography

Pablo Ruiz y Picasso, also known as Pablo Picasso, was a Spanish painter, sculptor, printmaker, ceramicist, stage designer, poet and playwright who spent most of his adult life in France. As one of the greatest and most influential artists of the 20th century, he is known for co-founding the Cubist movement, the invention of constructed sculpture, the co-invention of collage, and for the wide variety of styles that he helped develop and explore. Among his most famous works are the proto-Cubist Les Demoiselles d'Avignon, and Guernica, a portrayal of the Bombing of Guernica by the German and Italian airforces at the behest of the Spanish nationalist government during the Spanish Civil War.

Picasso, Henri Matisse and Marcel Duchamp are regarded as the three artists who most defined the revolutionary developments in the plastic arts in the opening decades of the 20th century, responsible for significant developments in painting, sculpture, printmaking and ceramics.

Picasso demonstrated extraordinary artistic talent in his early years, painting in a realistic manner through his childhood and adolescence. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Pablo Picasso
Nationality:
Spain
Profession:
Artist, Painter, Sculptor, Printmaker, Set Designer, Visual Artist
Ethnicity:
Spanish people, Spaniards in France
Religion:
Atheism
Date of Birth:
October 25, 1881
Astrological Sign:
Scorpio
Date of Death:
April 8, 1973
Age at Death:
91
Cause of Death:
Myocardial infarction
Marriages
Pablo Picasso Timeline
  • 1901-06-24
    1st exhibition by Pablo Picasso, 19, opens in Paris
  • 1913-02-17
    NY Armory Show introduces Picasso, Matisse, Duchamp to US public
  • 1916-08-12
    Picasso, Max Jacob, Kisling, Ortiz & Paquerette photographed in Paris
  • 1981-10-24
    Pablo Picasso's 1937 painting Guernica goes on display in Madrid Spain to celebrate the centenary of the artist's birth
  • 1988-11-28
    Picasso's "Acrobat & Harlequin" sells for $38.46 million
  • 1997-03-06
    Picasso's painting Tête de Femme is stolen from a London gallery, and is recovered a week later.
  • 2007-12-20
    The painting Portrait of Suzanne Bloch (1904), by the Spanish artist Pablo Picasso, was stolen from the São Paulo Museum of Art, along with O Lavrador de Café, by the major Brazilian modernist painter Candido Portinari.
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