Pablo Picasso

Spanish (Málaga, Spain, 1881 - 1973, Mougins, France)

Arguably the most influential figure in the development of modern art, Pablo Picasso was the son of an obscure academic painter. The Ruiz family (Picasso used his mother's surname) moved frequently, and the young Pablo had only sporadic formal training


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