Art 101 - Artist Biographies

PAblo picasso (1881-1970)

The artist Pablo Picasso was born in southern Spain in 1881. He is considered to be one of the most famous 20th Century artists and his artworks are now some of the most valuable in the world. In his lifetime, he created over 22,000 works of art—a remarkable number. He made a very wide range of artworks including paintings, sculptures, illustrations, prints, set designs for theatrical productions, collage, and ceramics. His work was inspired by the work of Paul Cézanne and African Art. Working with the artist Georges Braque, he developed Cubism, a style of art that combined different perspectives and points of view (just like Cézanne did) with geometric shapes to make works of art that looked angular, sharp, and fragmented.