Pablo Picasso Biography
Pablo Picasso was one of the greatest artists of the 20th century who is best known for being a co-founder of the Cubist movement. Besides, he is also widely perceived for inventing new styles of art including plastic arts, collage, and constructed sculpture.
Pablo Picasso was a married man. He first got married to the ballet dancer, Olga Khokhlova. However, the couple divorced after Olga found that Pablo was in the affair with a French girl, Marie-Therese Walter.
After Khokhlova, he married to Jacqueline Roque. But their relationship lasted for only 11 years until the death of Roque. Today, we will be revealing this talented artist’s personal life including his career, early life, education, salary, net worth and many more. Stay with us!!!
Pablo Picasso Early Life and Education
Pablo Picasso was born on 25th October 1881, in Malaga, Spain, to Jose Ruiz y Blasco, father, and Maria Picasso y Lopez, mother. His father was also a painter who used to specialized in naturalistic depictions of birds and other game.
Picasso was the first child of his parents and had two sisters, Lola and Conchita Picasso. Regarding his nationality, Picasso was Spanish and was of mixed descent.
Growing up in the artist family, Picasso also showed a passion for drawing from an early age. He attended the Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando in order to develop his artistic skill. However, he stopped attending classes soon after his enrollment.
Pablo Picasso Career
With a training under his father, Pablo began painting professionally since 1901. His works are categorized into five periods i.e Blue Period (1901–1904), Rose Period (1904-1906), African art and primitivism (1907-1909), Analytic Cubism (1909- 1912), Synthetic Cubism (1912-1919).
Throughout that period, he made several paintings including Guernica, Les Demoiselles, The Old Guitarist, The Weeping Woman, Le Reve, Chicago Picasso and so on.
Pablo Picasso Personal life
Guernica artist, Picasso first married to Russian ballet dancer, Olga Picasso on 12th July 1918, at the Russian Orthodox Cathedral. They had a son, Paulo Picasso from their relationship.
The husband and wife lived together for almost 37 years and got divorced after Olga found that Picasso was in the affair with a French girl, Marie-Thérèse Walter. He also had a daughter, Maya Widmaier-Picasso from their relationship.
Aparts, Picasso had countless relationships with muses, mistresses, and prostitutes. In 1935, he met Dora Maar on the set of Jean Renoir’s film Le Crime De Monsieur Lange. Their relationship lasted for more than a decade and separated in 1946.
After that, Picasso then had an affair with a woman named Francoise Gilot with whom he had two children, daughter Paloma and son Claude. But eventually separated after spending time for almost seven years.
At the age of 79, Picasso married his second wife, Jacqueline Roque. However, the tragic end came to their relationship after 25 years of their relationship. Roque committed suicide by gunshot in 1986 when she was 59 years old.
Pablo Picasso Net Worth
Pablo Picasso accumulated a huge sum of money from his several paintings. His work is often categorized into his Rose Period, African-influenced Period, Blue Period, Analytic Cubism, and Synthetic Cubism.
Pablo paintings Garcon a la pipe sold for $104 million, Nude, Green Leaves and Bust for $106.5 million and Dora Maar au Chat for $95.2 million. Before his death, Picasso’s net worth was estimated at around $500 million.