Málaga, Spain, 1881 - Mougins, France, 1973
Pablo Picasso, born on October 25, 1881, in Málaga, Spain, was a revolutionary artist who co-founded the Cubist movement and had a profound impact on 20th-century art. His early talent emerged quickly, and by his teenage years, he was already a skilled painter. Picasso's work went through various phases, reflecting his ever-evolving style. The Blue Period, Rose Period, and African art-inspired Period were just a few of the stages that showcased his versatility. In 1907, he, along with Georges Braque, developed Cubism, breaking down forms into geometric shapes and challenging traditional artistic perspectives. Throughout his prolific career, Picasso produced an estimated 50,000 artworks, including paintings, sculptures, ceramics, drawings, and more. His contributions to modern art earned him international acclaim, and his influence extended beyond the canvas. Picasso passed away on April 8, 1973, leaving an enduring legacy as one of the most influential and innovative artists in history.