Pablo Picasso

(1881–1973)

Pablo Picasso

Anecdote 1...

“When I was a child, my mother said to me, ‘If you become a soldier, you’ll be a general. If you become a monk, you’ll end up as Pope.’ Instead I became a painter and wound up as Picasso.”

Anecdote 2...

Picaso self-portrait

In later life Picasso visited an exhibition of children’s drawings. He observed, “When I was their age, I could draw like Raphael, but it took me a lifetime to learn to draw like them.”

Biographical Note: 

Pablo Picasso was a Spanish artist, sculptor, and ceramist. After 1900 he worked in Paris, achieving success with pictures of stage and street life in blue (the so-called Blue Period; 1901–04) and rose (1905–08). In collaboration with George Braque, he developed Cubism, one of the most influential of modern painting styles, and later turned to surealistic figure studies.

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