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“Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.”

Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)

The Spanish artist known for being one of the most influential and prolific painters of his time. Even today Picasso’s work is seen as highly innovative, his work has propelled him to the state of modern day genius. Picasso worked with all kinds of mediums: paint, sculptor, etching, lithograph, ceramics and design. He created more than 20,000 pieces in his career which spanned a staggering 75 years. He pushed creativity to new limits and was influential in forming new movements of art, most notably Cubism. Few other artists have had the ability to master such a range of styles; he was a true innovator.

Born Pablo Ruiz on October 25th 1881 in Malaga, Spain to an art teacher father Jose Ruiz and Maria Picasso; he later dropped the common name Ruiz and adopted the more unusual name of his mother. From an early age Picasso was encouraged to paint and by the age of 14 was already known as something of a prodigy. He entered the School of Fine Arts in Barcelona in 1895 and later schooled at the Academy of San Fernando, Madrid in 1897.

Picasso moved to Paris in 1904 and started work on his ‘Blue’ and ‘Rose’ periods. In 1907 he was to meet Georges Braque; together they co-founded the Cubist movement. In 1917, Picasso took his first trip to Italy. There he began work in the Neoclassical style and in 1937 painted the masterpiece Guernica which represented the horror and torture of war. Towards the end of his career, Picasso returned his attention to the great classics, drawing influence from artists such as Goya, Velazquez and Manet. He passed away at the age of 91 on 8th April, 1973.

Pablo Picasso La Toilette Signed Lithograph

Pablo Picasso La Toilette Signed Lithograph

Picasso The Lord and the Dame Lithograph

Picasso The Lord and the Dame Lithograph

Pablo Picasso Sala Gaspar, Barcelona Lithograph Poster

Pablo Picasso Sala Gaspar, Barcelona Lithograph Poster

Pablo Picasso Deux Buveurs Catalans

Pablo Picasso Deux Buveurs Catalans

Pablo Picasso Scarf Flying Dove

Pablo Picasso Scarf Flying Dove

Picasso

Picasso

Pablo Picasso Bull- Flower

Pablo Picasso Bull- Flower

Pablo Picasso

Pablo Picasso

Pablo Picasso Original Lithograph

Pablo Picasso Original Lithograph

Pablo Picasso Lithograph Poster 1959

Pablo Picasso Lithograph Poster 1959

Pablo Picasso Lithograph Poster 1959

Pablo Picasso Lithograph Poster 1959

Pablo Picasso Lithograph Posters 1964

Pablo Picasso Lithograph Posters 1964

Pablo Picasso Lithographs La Guerre et la Paix 1954

Pablo Picasso Lithographs La Guerre et la Paix 1954

Pablo Picasso Dejeuners Lithographs 1962

Pablo Picasso Dejeuners Lithographs 1962

Pablo Picasso Bullfighting Scene Linocut

Pablo Picasso Bullfighting Scene Linocut

Pablo Picasso Female Nude and Man with a Cane

Pablo Picasso Female Nude and Man with a Cane

Pablo Picasso El Greco Portraits

Pablo Picasso El Greco Portraits

Pablo Picasso Le Portraitiste (s.ta (Dali exchange)

Pablo Picasso Le Portraitiste (s.ta (Dali exchange)

Pablo Picasso Two Painters and Reclining Nude Outdoors

Pablo Picasso Two Painters and Reclining Nude Outdoors

Pablo Picasso Procuress, Nude and Man

Pablo Picasso Procuress, Nude and Man

Pablo Picasso Peace Movement Scarf

Pablo Picasso Peace Movement Scarf

Pablo Picasso Original Drawing Envelope in Coloured Crayons Addressed to Gilberte Ducloud

Pablo Picasso Original Drawing Envelope in Coloured Crayons Addressed to Gilberte Ducloud

Pablo Picasso Tapestry Femme Assise dans un Fauteuil Rouge

Pablo Picasso Tapestry Femme Assise dans un Fauteuil Rouge

Pablo Picasso Gongora Suite

Pablo Picasso Gongora Suite

Pablo Picasso Comédie Humaine Human Comedy Original Lithograph

Pablo Picasso Comédie Humaine Human Comedy Original Lithograph

Pablo Picasso (after) Maya en Tablier Maya in a Pinafore

Pablo Picasso (after) Maya en Tablier Maya in a Pinafore

Pablo Picasso Faune et Chévre Flutiste and Performing Goat

Pablo Picasso Faune et Chévre Flutiste and Performing Goat