Pablo Ruiz y Picasso was born in Málaga , Spain. His birth
date is October 25, 1881. His father Jose Ruiz Blasco lived from
1840 - 1930 and was an art teacher and his mother Maria Picasso y Lopez
lived from 1855 - 1939.
Picasso did his first painting at age ten !
Some of his paintings include: "Family Of Saltimbanques" painted in 1901 is located in the National Gallery, "Les demoiselles d' Avignon" painted in 1905 and 1906 can be seen in the Museum of Modern Art, "Daniel Henry Kahnweiler", which is a collage, was painted in 1910 and can be viewed in the Art Institute of Chicago, "The Woman in White" was painted in 1923 and is located in the Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art, and "Three Musicians" which is oil on canvas was done in 1921 and is in the Museum of Modern Art.
Pablo Picasso and his wife Marie Thérèse Walter had a daughter Maïa in 1935. He divorced Marie Thérèse Walter (she died in 1977). In 1953 he met and dated Jacqueline Roque but they did not marry until 1961. He painted a painting of Maria Thérèse Walter in January 1937.
During a 7 month period he did something amazing! He did a series of 347 engravings with earlier themes: the bullfight, the love maker, the circus, and the theater.
Picasso was also a magnificent sculptor. He sculpted Fernande Oliver. This sculpture shows Picasso's skill in handling three - dimensional form. He made "Mandolin and the clarinet" which he made out of pieces of wood, paper, non artistic materials, and metal.
Picasso painted "Guernica" which expresses the horrors of war and as a protest of the way Pablo Picasso felt about the bombing of the Spanish town of Guernica, it was considered a master piece. In 1964, in Vallauris he did nearly 2000 pieces. In 1964 Picasso finished a welded steel model for the sixty foot sculpture "Head of a Woman" for Chicago's Civic Center.
Pablo Riuz y Picasso died in Notre-Dame-De-Vie April 8, 1973 near Maugins. He is one of the most famous artists in the 1900's.
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