About the artist
Pablo Picasso , born 25 October 1881 and died 8 April 1973, was a Spanish painter, sculptor, printmaker, ceramicist, stage designer, poet and playwright who spent most of his adult life in France. He is best known for co-founding the Cubist movement and for the wide variety of styles that he helped develop and explore. His work is often categorised into periods, with the Blue Period (1901-1904) and the Rose Period (1904-1906) being the most famous. Picasso's personal life was often tumultuous, with multiple marriages and affairs, and he had four children from three different women. He was also a political activist and a prolific artist, producing over 20,000 works of art in his lifetime.
Also associated with: Guernica, Les Demoiselles d'Avignon, Cubism, Dora Maar, Marie-Thérèse Walter, Francoise Gilot, Jacqueline Roque, Surrealism, Cubist sculpture.