Full name: Pablo Diego José Francisco de Paula Juan Nepomuceno María de los Remedios Cipriano de la Santísima Trinidad Clito Ruiz Picasso
Born: October 25, 1881, Malaga, Spain
Died: April 8, 1973, Mougins, France
Known as: Artist
Personal: Married twice; father of 4 children with various women
Memorable quote: “Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.”
Pablo Picasso’s spectacular talent became apparent when he was just a child. Even before reaching adulthood, the boy was successful with his art in his home country of Spain. After a classical education, Pablo set out his own path in art. Women, doves and bullfights were themes he often returned to, but depicted in many different styles. His Blue and Rose Periods were famous. With cubism, the artist developed an entirely new pictorial language. In addition to his innovative work, Picasso’s great personal charm was famous. Because several of the women with whom he shared his life published books about their time with Picasso, a lot is known about his personal life. This extraordinary artist bequeathed an enormous collection of art to the world. His work can be admired in important museums around the world, and exceptionally large sums are paid for it.