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Pablo Picasso is no doubt one of the most influential artists of the 20th century, transforming the course of art history. Already showing his talent as a child prodigy with oil paintings he painted as young as 9 years old, Picasso was one of the most renowned artists of the 20th century by the end of his life.

He was trained in the classical école but he became a groundbreaking artist for his time. He started his art education in Barcelona at the age of 13. Even as a young art student he had a reputation of having a unique style. Despite his artistic genius, Picasso did not have economical success in his early career. His famous Blue Period (1901-1904) yielded some of the most valuable paintings in the art market today, although Picasso failed to sell them at the time. Sank in severe depression, he painted grim subjects like beggars and prostitutes mainly in monochrome blue or blue-green. His Blue period was followed by a more cheerful Rose period (1904-1906), during which he painted circus artists, harlequins and other nightlife elements, in line with the Expressionist fashion of the era.

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Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) Tête couronnée
Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) Tête couronnée signed, dated and numbered 'Picasso 24.6.60. IX' (upper ...
May 16, 2017
Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) Bacchanale
Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) Bacchanale signed 'Picasso' (lower right) gouache, pastel and brush and...
May 16, 2017
Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) Marie-Thérèse et Maya (
Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) Marie-Thérèse et Maya ( recto ); Etudes ( verso ) pencil on lined paper...
May 16, 2017
After PICASSO, Pablo. Four Lithographs.
Description: NULLFemme au Buste en CoeurNULL Lithograph - signed in pencil by Marina Picasso and ...
Apr 23, 2017
Two Pablo Picasso Silk Scarves.
Description: Authorized by the heirs of Pablo Picasso, C.Marigold Enterprises LTD. New York, NY 1...
Apr 23, 2017
Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)- Madoura Ceramic Plate
Description: NULLScene de tauromachie,NULL dated '11.6.59' lower right, in reverse; reverse stamp...
Apr 23, 2017
Pablo Picasso Lithograph, NULLDance of the YouthNULL
Description: Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881-1973), NULLLa Ronde de la Jeunesse (The Dance of the Yo...
Apr 22, 2017
Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881-1973)
Description: Minotaur Attacking an Amazon etching unsigned framed 7.5 x 10.5 in. (plate size) Cat...
Apr 21, 2017
Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881-1973)
Description: Plus d'une Semaine (From: Les Cavaliers d'Ombre) etching signed l.r. in plate 1954 f...
Apr 21, 2017
PABLO PICASSO (1881-1973) Peintre avec un modèle à demi allongé, from
PABLO PICASSO (1881-1973) Peintre avec un modèle à demi allongé, from La S é rie 347 aquatint, on...
Apr 19, 2017
PABLO PICASSO (1881-1973) Peintre longiline avec des femmes, dont une petite pisseuse, from
PABLO PICASSO (1881-1973) Peintre longiline avec des femmes, dont une petite pisseuse, from La Sé...
Apr 19, 2017
PABLO PICASSO (1881-1973) Couple et voyageuse, from
PABLO PICASSO (1881-1973) Couple et voyageuse, from La Série 347 etching, on Rives paper, 1968, s...
Apr 19, 2017
PABLO PICASSO (1881-1973) Jeune garçon rêvant: les femmes!, from
PABLO PICASSO (1881-1973) Jeune garçon rêvant: les femmes!, from La Série 347 etching, on Rives p...
Apr 19, 2017
PABLO PICASSO (1881-1973) Peintre et modèle. IV
PABLO PICASSO (1881-1973) Peintre et modèle. IV aquatint and drypoint, on wove paper, 1963, signe...
Apr 19, 2017
PABLO PICASSO (1881-1973) Jacqueline au mouchoir noir
PABLO PICASSO (1881-1973) Jacqueline au mouchoir noir lithograph, on Arches paper, 1959, Baer's t...
Apr 19, 2017
Pablo Picasso, Spanish (1881-1973) Color lithograph NULLTete De BuffonNULL
Description: Pablo Picasso, Spanish (1881-1973) Color lithograph NULLTete De BuffonNULL. Signed i...
Apr 19, 2017
Pablo Picasso, Spanish (1881-1973) Color linocut NULLPeinture et Lumière Xème AnniversaireNULL
Description: Pablo Picasso, Spanish (1881-1973) Color linocut NULLPeinture et Lumière Xème Annive...
Apr 19, 2017
PABLO PICASSO (1881-1973) Odalisques avec deux hommes rêvant, from
PABLO PICASSO (1881-1973) Odalisques avec deux hommes rêvant, from La Série 347 etching, on Rives...
Apr 19, 2017
PABLO PICASSO (1881-1973) Autoportrait transposé et déboublé rêvant au cirque, avec Jacqueline en acrobate à la boule, from
PABLO PICASSO (1881-1973) Autoportrait transposé et déboublé rêvant au cirque, avec Jacqueline en...
Apr 19, 2017
PABLO PICASSO (1881-1973) Écuyères et jongleuse, from
PABLO PICASSO (1881-1973) Écuyères et jongleuse, from La Série 347 etching, on Rives paper, 1968,...
Apr 19, 2017
PABLO PICASSO (1881-1973) Picasso, son oeuvre, et son public, from
PABLO PICASSO (1881-1973) Picasso, son oeuvre, et son public, from La Série 347 etching, on Rives...
Apr 19, 2017
PABLO PICASSO (1881-1973) Femme nue cueillant des Fleurs
PABLO PICASSO (1881-1973) Femme nue cueillant des Fleurs linocut in colors, on Arches paper, 1962...
Apr 19, 2017
PABLO PICASSO (1881-1973) Femme au Fauteuil No. 1
PABLO PICASSO (1881-1973) Femme au Fauteuil No. 1 lithograph, on Arches paper, 1948, Mourlot's fo...
Apr 19, 2017
Possibly Pablo Picasso, Spanish (1881-1973) Pencil sketch on a paper napkin
Description: Possibly Pablo Picasso, Spanish (1881-1973) Pencil sketch on a paper napkin. Signed,...
Apr 19, 2017
PABLO PICASSO ETCHINGS 5
Description: PABLO PICASSO, ETCHINGS, 5 H 10NULL, W 8NULL:NULLLiette entre Terce et sa Belle-Soue...
Apr 09, 2017
PABLO PICASSO LINOCUT EXPOSITION VALLAURIS
Description: PABLO PICASSO, LINOCUT, NULLEXPOSITION VALLAURISNULL, H 35 1/4NULL W 21 1/4NULL:Sign...
Apr 09, 2017
PABLO PICASSO (1881-1973); MADOURA
Description: NULLPetite ChouetteNULL partially glazed ceramic pitcher, designed 1949, France Stam...
Apr 08, 2017
PABLO PICASSO (Spanish, 1881-1973)
Description: Lithograph in colors NULLFemme Nue CouchéeNULL from Les Dames de Mougins, 1963 (fram...
Apr 07, 2017
PABLO PICASSO (1881-1973) Jeunesse
PABLO PICASSO (1881-1973) Jeunesse lithograph, 1950, on Arches wove paper, signed in pencil, numb...
Mar 29, 2017
PABLO PICASSO (1881-1973) Buste de Jeune Fille
PABLO PICASSO (1881-1973) Buste de Jeune Fille lithograph, 1947, on Arches wove paper, inscribed ...
Mar 29, 2017
PABLO PICASSO (1881-1973) Nature morte à la Bouteille de Marc
PABLO PICASSO (1881-1973) Nature morte à la Bouteille de Marc drypoint, 1911, on laid Arches pape...
Mar 29, 2017
PABLO PICASSO (1881-1973) La Tauromaquia
PABLO PICASSO (1881-1973) La Tauromaquia the complete set of 26 sugar-lift aquatints, 1959, on Gu...
Mar 29, 2017
PABLO PICASSO (1881-1973) Le Cocu Magnifique
PABLO PICASSO (1881-1973) Le Cocu Magnifique the complete set of twelve etchings, including four ...
Mar 29, 2017
PABLO PICASSO (1881-1973) David et Bethsabée (d'après Lucas Cranach) (State 2)
PABLO PICASSO (1881-1973) David et Bethsabée (d'après Lucas Cranach) (State 2) lithograph, 1947, ...
Mar 29, 2017
PABLO PICASSO (1881-1973) Deux Femmes nues
PABLO PICASSO (1881-1973) Deux Femmes nues etching, on Arches paper, 1930, signed in ink, numbere...
Mar 28, 2017
PABLO PICASSO (1881-1973) Paysan et Maja, from
PABLO PICASSO (1881-1973) Paysan et Maja, from Series 156 etching, on Rives paper, 1971, signed i...
Mar 28, 2017
Signed, Manner of Pablo Picasso (1881 - 1973)
Description: Signed, Manner of Pablo Picasso (1881 - 1973) portrait of a woman. Signed twice on b...
Mar 26, 2017
Pablo Picasso (1881 - 1973) NULLLa CorridaNULL
Description: Pablo Picasso  (1881 - 1973) NULLLa CorridaNULL  Lithograph.  Signed in plate.  Imag...
Mar 26, 2017
PICASSO, Pablo. Signed Linocut NULLExposition
Description: VallaurisNULL 1953 Poster. Signed in white chalk lower right. Pablo Picasso (Spanish...
Mar 26, 2017
Pablo Picasso (Spanish 1881-1973)
Description: Pablo Picasso (Spanish 1881-1973)NULL Portraite de Femme au Chapeau et a la Robe Ver...
Mar 26, 2017
Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) D'apres Suite de 180 Dessins De Picasso verve 29-30. 12 1/2NULL x 8NULL
Description: Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) D'apres Suite de 180 Dessins De Picasso verve 29-30. 12...
Mar 25, 2017
Set, 4 Frederick Weinberg Style Figural Barstools
Description: Style of Frederick Weinberg (American, 20th century), circa 1950s. A set of four fig...
Mar 25, 2017
D'après Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)
D'après Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) Visage géométrique aux traits avec le cachet de la signature, n...
Mar 24, 2017
D'après Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)
D'après Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) Visage de faune daté '28 6.55' (en haut à droite); avec le cach...
Mar 24, 2017
D'après Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)
D'après Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) Visage au carton ondulé avec le cachet de la signature, numérot...
Mar 24, 2017
Pablo Picasso
Description: (Spanish, 1881-1973) [Chouette], 1948, edition 146/200, signed, stamped NULLMadoura ...
Mar 24, 2017
D'après Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)
D'après Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) Visage au masque avec le cachet de la signature, numéroté, avec...
Mar 24, 2017
D'après Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)
D'après Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) Visage aux mains avec le cachet de la signature, numéroté, avec...
Mar 24, 2017
D'après Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)
D'après Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) Visage en forme d'horloge avec le cachet de la signature, numér...
Mar 24, 2017
Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)
Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) Peintre et sa toile, avec un modèle aquatinte et pointe-sèche en couleu...
Mar 23, 2017
Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)
Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) Le Picador aquatinte au sucre, 1952, sur Arches, signée au crayon, dédi...
Mar 23, 2017
Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)
Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) Édouard Pignon quittant Vallauris avec ses poteries signé, daté, numéro...
Mar 23, 2017
Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)
Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) Portrait d'Édouard Pignon au cigare daté et numéroté '2.4.66.III' (en b...
Mar 23, 2017
Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)
Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) Portrait d'Édouard Pignon signé, daté, numéroté et dédicacé '5.10.51.VI...
Mar 23, 2017
Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)
Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) Torse de Femme (L'Egyptienne) aquatinte au sucre, 1953, sur Arches, bel...
Mar 23, 2017
Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)
Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) Portrait de Balzac lithographie, 1952, sur Arches, signée et dédicacée ...
Mar 23, 2017
Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)
Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) Fumeur à la cigarette verte vernis mou, 1964, sur vélin d'Auvergne, sig...
Mar 23, 2017
Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)
Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) Portrait de Balzac lithographie, 1952, sur Arches, signée et dédicacée ...
Mar 23, 2017
Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)
Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) Lo que el Rusiñol le pensaba signé, titré 'Lo que el Rusiñol le pensaba...
Mar 23, 2017
PABLO PICASSO (1881- 1973) , Planche 100 de la
PABLO PICASSO (1881- 1973) Portrait de Vollard IV , Planche 100 de la suite Vollard (Bloch 233; B...
Mar 22, 2017

In this more optimistic period, he met his first patrons American Gertrude Stein and her brother Leo, who changed the course of his career. They introduced him to the avant-garde movement and Picasso realized he needed to change his artistic style radically. He started experimenting with abstraction and stylization. His portrait of Gertrude Stein from 1905-06 shows the first signs of facial distortion, which later became a typical attribute of his portraits. The reaction to this portrait was at first not so positive but even early in his career, Picasso never lacked self-belief: When he was told she does not look like the portrait, he said "she will".

After his Rose Period, Picasso furthered his experimentation with geometrical lines and he was deeply influenced by the African masks he was studying at the time. His famous painting from this period, Les Demoiselles d'Avignon (The Young Ladies of Avignon) (1907) stands as a perfect example of the change in his style. This painting paved the way for Cubism, which was co-founded by Picasso and Georges Braque, revolutionizing art as we know it. They were trying something that was never done before but soon the wave of Cubism was going to spread across international art circles and transform the avant-garde movement.

By 1918, Picasso's financial troubles were behind him while his fame continued to grow. He continued to paint, creating hundreds of masterpieces before his 45th birthday. The women in his life affected his art greatly. In 1927, he met his muse Marie Therese Walter, when she was only seventeen years old; he was 45 and still living with his first wife, Olga Khokhlova. He portrayed Marie Therese as blonde, bright and sunny in many paintings unlike his later muse and mistress Dora Maar, whom he depicted as a tortured weeping woman.

Picasso has witnessed many wars -First World War, Spanish Civil War and World War II- and was very vocal about his anti-war ideas. One of his most famous paintings Guernica was created in 1938 and depicts the suffering and violance during the Spanish Civil War. This combination of the personal and the political spheres culminated one of the most powerful political paintings of all time and the tapestry of which now hangs in the United Nations building in New York. During the WWII, Picasso stayed in Paris and continued to paint although he couldn't exhibit his works because it didn't fit the Nazi ideals. His studio was often raided by the Gestapo. The famous masterpieces he created in this period include Still life with Guitar and the Charnel House. Nothing could stop his creative process: When Germans banned bronze casting in Paris, he continued making sculptures with the bronze smuggled in for him by the French resistance.

When the war was over, he was 63 years old and moved on to a new muse after Dora Maar; Françoise Gilot, whom he had two children with. After the war his works ranged in many styles such as Surrealism, Neoclassicism to pottery. Picasso couldn't be limited to one style or medium. When we look back to his oeuvre, it looks as if it was created by 5 or 6 great artists, because the styles are so diverse.

Picasso had an irrepressible urge to produce and his artistic expression never stopped until his death in 1973, aged 91. He produced for 80 years of his life, always searching, always trying to be better, more different and magical. He is considered "the greatest artist after Rembrandt". His works are ever so popular and always on the rise in the art market. His painting "Les Femmes d'Alger, Version O" sold for $179.4 million including fees, a record price for the most expensive work of art to ever sell at an auction.