Pablo Picasso (born October 25, 1881, Málaga, Spain – died April 8, 1973, Mougins, France) was a Spanish painter, sculptor, printmaker, ceramicist, and stage designer, one of the most influential artists of the 20th century and the co-creator (alongside Georges Braque) of Cubism.
Born in Malaga, as the first child of Don José Ruiz y Blasco and María Picasso y López, Pablo showed passion for drawing from an early stage. At the age of seven, he received his first formal artistic training from his father who was also a painter and professor of art. After growing up in Spain, Picasso spent most of his adult life as an artist in France.
Throughout his career, Picasso created more than 20,000 pieces of art, including paintings, drawings, sculptures, ceramics, theater sets, and costumes. Some of his most important works are Les Demoiselles d’Avignon (1907), Girl before a Mirror (1932), and Guernica (1937).
Outstandingly prolific during his long life, Picasso achieved universal fame and become one of the most famous and important figures in the modern art.