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Mini Bio (1) Pablo Picasso, one of the most recognized figures of the 20th century art who co-created

such styles as Cubism and Surrealism, was also among most innovative, influential, and prolific artists of all time. He was born Pablo Ruiz Picasso on October 6, 1881, in Malaga, Spain. He was the first child of Jose Ruiz y Blasco and Maria Picasso y Lopez. His father was an artist and professor of art at the School of Fine Arts, and also a curator of museum in Malaga, Spain. Picasso began studying art under his father's tutelage, continued at the Academy of Arts in Madrid for a year, and went on his ingenious explorations of the new horizons. He went to Paris in 1901 and found the environment conducive for his experiments with new art styles. Gertrude Stein, Guillaume Apollinaire, and André Breton were among his friends and collectors. Constantly updating his style from the Blue Period, to the Rose Period, to the Africaninfluenced Period, to Cubism, to Realism and Surrealism he was a pioneer with a hand in every art movement of the 20th century. He made some softer and neo-classic artworks during his cooperation with the Russian Ballet of Sergei Diaghilev in Paris. In 1917 Picasso joined the Russian Ballet on tour in Rome, Italy. There he fell in love with Olga Khokhlova, a classical ballerina from the Russian nobility (her father was a General to the Russian Tsar Nickolas II). Picasso painted Olga as a Spanish girl in his painting "Olga Khokhlova in Mantilla" to convince his parents for their blessing, and his idea worked. Picasso and Olga Khokhlova wed in Paris, in 1918, and had one son, Paolo. After their marriage, Olga's high society lifestyle clashed with Picasso's bohemian manners. They separated in 1935, but remained officially married until her death in 1954. Meanwhile, his most famous lovers, Marie Therese Walter and Dora Maar, were also his inspirational models for a series of experimental portraits. Picasso was a pacifist. His outcry for peace was expressed in large-scale painting Guernica (1937), created after the German bombing of this Spanish city. This powerful composition, showing the brutal inhumanity of war, became his most famous work and turned him into a political celebrity. In 1940 Picasso applied for French citizenship, but was denied it, and remained Spanish. Protected by his fame, he was untouchable even to the Nazis in the occupied Paris. A skillful self-promoter, he used politics, eccentricity, and provocation as a selling tool. Sarcastic harlequin and dominating minotaur were his personal symbols, frequently used in his artworks. His life turned into a PR campaign, playing with scandals; viciousness to his own children, exaggerated virility and beastly treatment of his women. However, he was forgiven by the public. Even his membership in the Communist party and his controversial comments about Joseph Stalin, who awarded Picasso the Stalin Prize for Peace in 1950, were ignored by his admirers. His life-long extraordinary artistic dialogue with Henri Matisse took a form of a "visual conversation" and exchange of their paintings with mutual respect. After WWII he returned to "classical" style and created the "Dove of Peace".

8 April 1973) (his death) (12 July 1918 .000 book illustrations and 300 sculptures or ceramics.23 billion. Recognized as the world's most prolific painter by the Guinness Book of World Records: during a career that lasted 78 years he produced an estimated 13.An innovator and a multi-faceted personality. becoming the most prolific artist ever. establishing a price record with $104 million sale of "Garson a la pipe" in 2004. ironic in light of his being the world's wealthiest artist at the time of his death in 1973. Fish. Pablo Picasso's paintings rank among the most expensive artwork in the world. sold for $55. 100.6 million at Christie's on 8/11/2000. Picasso dominated the 20th century Western Art. born 1932. in the South of France. He has had more auction sales than any other artist: as of May 1999 his works had been sold 3.500 paintings or designs. Picasso's liaison with Marie-Thérèse Walter produced one daughter: Maya WidmayerPicasso (aka "Maya (Maria de la Concepcion) Picasso"). in Mouglins. spreading his influence beyond art into many aspects of culture and life.1954) (her death) (1 child) Trivia (11) Born at 11:15pm-LMT An estimated 350 of his works have been stolen.800 works of art. the proceeds left over from the $93-million bid price to fund the charitable Greentree Foundation established by his wife Betsey Cushing Whitney after his death. making it the most valuable painting made in the 20th century. leaving an estate valued at between $100 million and $260 million ($442 million and $1. In his several film appearances Picasso always played himself. .000 in 1950. More of his paintings--190 of them at last count--have sold for over $1 million than those of any other artist. 1973. His most valuable painting was "Femme aux bras croises" (1902). One son by wife Olga. Was a Communist.15 billion in 2005 dollars). a Russian ballerina: Paulo Picasso. 100." was auctioned off in 2004 for a record $104. born 1919.IMDb Mini Biography By: Steve Shelokhonov Spouse (2) Jacqueline Roque Olga Koklova (2 March 1961 . A Rose Period Picasso that Pe aripile vantului (1939) financier John Hay Whitney had bought for $30. Picasso's last words were "Drink to me. drink to my health.595 times for a total worth of $1. in southeastern France. making a total of 147. Another liaison with artist Françoise Gilot produced Claude Picasso (born 1947) and Paloma Picasso born 1949. "Boy With a Pipe.2 million." He was interred at Castle Vauvenargues' park. on April 8. in Vauvenargues. 34.000 prints or engravings. Picasso died in style while entertaining his guests at a dinner party. you know I can't drink any more.000 prints and engravings. . He is mentioned in the song "Big Wedge" by former Marillion singer. 34 thousand book illustrations and 300 sculptures. more than any other artist. His lifestyle remained as bohemian and vivacious as it was in his youth. Bouches-du-Rhone. Picasso produced over 13 thousand paintings or designs.

great artists steal. by Jonathan Richman and "The Modern Lovers". Give me a museum and I'll fill it. I became a painter and wound up as Picasso. you'll be a general." Instead. The genius of [Albert Einstein] leads to Hiroshima. . Good taste is the enemy of creativity. You should have an idea of what it is you want to do . you'll end up as the Pope. An apple can be just as revolutionary. but that doesn't mean I don't like it. . but it should be a vague idea. You know I can't drink anymore.Was the subject of the song "Pablo Picasso". If you become a monk. my mother said to me. Drink to my health. "If you become a soldier. I don't understand Chinese. [reportedly his last words] Drink to me. Grandfather of Olivier Picasso. Two boys arrived yesterday with a pebble they said was the head of a dog and I pointed out that it was really a typewriter. that's how I get to do them . but there are others who thanks to their art and intelligence . Many people say they don't like my art because they don't understand it. I'm always doing things I've never done before. Why is there no attempt to understand the song of the birds? Good artists borrow. Well. There are painters who transform the sun into a yellow spot. Everyone wants to understand painting. Personal Quotes (13) When I was a child.transform a yellow spot into the sun. It isn't necessary to paint a man with a gun.