Pablo Picasso (1881 – 1973) was born in Malaga, Spain in 1881 to a conventional artistic family. From an early age, he displayed a talent for painting and began displaying his work from the age of 14. To further his artistic aspiration he left Spain for Paris where he became part of a new avant-garde movement of art.
Throughout the long course of his career, he created more than 20,000 paintings, drawings, sculptures, ceramics and other items such as costumes and theater sets. Famous works include Guernica (1937), Dove of Peace (1949) and Les Demoiselles d’Avignon (1907).
Picasso’s ability to produce works in an astonishing range of styles made him well respected and famous during his own lifetime. The close collaboration between Picasso and Georges Braque beginning in 1909 was crucial to the cubist movement’s genesis.
Pablo Picasso died on 8 April 1973 aged 91 in Mougins, France from pulmonary edema.
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