Pablo Picasso was a Spanish painter, sculptor, printmaker and ceramist who is widely acknowledged to be one of the most influential artists of the 20th century. He was born in Malaga, Spain, raised in Barcelona, and settled in Paris in 1904. Over the course of his eighty-year career, he experimented with a number of styles, including Cubism, which he developed in close collaboration with French painter Georges Braque. Among his most famous works are the proto-cubist, African influenced Les Demoiselles d’Avignon (1907) and masterful Guernica (1937), his powerful response to the devastation of the Spanish Civil War. Extraordinarily prolific throughout his long career, he continued exploring new theories and... more.