Pablo Picasso was an exceptionally prolific artist. Experts estimate that he created at least 50,000 paintings, drawings, sculptures prints and lithographs in his lifetime. Though best known for his Cubist paintings, Picasso’s authentic graphic works often have a value that exceeds $1,000,000 when sold through major auction houses.
The Bull, state VII, 1945
Picasso was born in Malaga, Spain where his father, Don Jose taught drawing at the local school of Fine Arts and Crafts. His father recognized his talent early on and claimed him to be a child prodigy. He learned the basics of drawing and etching from his father and created his most famous print in Paris in 1904 – The Frugal Repast.
The Blind Minotaur Led by a Little Girl, 1934
Two Figures, 1938
Young Sculptor at Work, 1933
Picasso experimented with a number of different techniques: aquatint, drypoint, engraving, lithography, woodcut and wood engraving. He also explored many different themes, including: circus clowns, bullfights, pastoral scenes, nudes, scenes for classic Greek and Roman plays and animals.
Picasso died in France in 1973 after a lifetime of success and notoriety. His name remains one of the most recognizable in Western art history.