Pablo Picasso Biography [Birth Date, Age, Place, Family, Awards, Controversy]

Learn every day and do something new. Here we will try to know about Picasso through Pablo Picasso Biography. Friends, all of you must have heard the name of Picasso at some point or the other. He can also be called the uncrowned king of the art world.

Who is pablo picasso ?

Painter, sculptor, engraver, and ceramicist from Spain

Pablo Picasso Biography Summary

Real NamePablo Picasso
Nick Name  Pablo Ruiz y Picasso
Full Name   Pablo Diego Jose Francisco de Paula Juan Nepomuceno Crispin Crispiniano Maria Remedios de la Santisima Trinidad Ruiz Picasso
Famous For Discovery of cubism
Date of Birth October 25, 1881
Birth PlaceMalaga
EducationBarcelona School of Fine Arts
ProfessionsPainter, Sculptor, and Graphic Artist
Father & Mother NameJose Ruiz Blasco and Dona Maria Picasso Lopez
Eye colourBlack
Art StyleCubism, Abstraction, Realistic, Serenely And Classical Style
Marital StatusFirst wife Olga Khokhlova in 1918, Been in relation with many people, his second wife Jacqueline was in the last breath (April 8, 1973, at the age of 91, in Mougins, France.)
FriendsGeorge Braque, Henri Matisse and Joan Miro
Date and Place of Death April 8, 1973, Mougins, France
Children Detail(Paul), Maya, Claude and Paloma Picasso

Struggle of family for his son

Picasso’s father was a painter as well as an art instructor.

Picasso was not the smartest student in his class, but he shown a great enthusiasm and skill for art from an early age. Picasso’s father set aside his own goals in order to focus on his son’s skill.

Father started learning his children like a guru from his knowledge. Picasso used to understand the finer work easily with his eyes from the very beginning and with this talent he soon became a better artist than his father.

In 1891, the family moved to La Coruna where at the age of fourteen his father helps his first exhibition. He developed his creative skill at an amazing rate under his father’s academic training.

As you all know Picasso had no interest in the school curriculum, he often skip school or college on several occasions to roam the streets of Barcelona and sketch a few city scenes.

He soon realized that the school did not offer what he wanted from his life. He lived more in the world of painting. He would go to cafés, streets, brothels, and even museums in search of something to paint.

Picasso was among the poets, artists, and authors that congregated in the famed cafe Els Quatre Gats (The Four Cats).

Picasso’s Mother Role

Picasso was greatly influenced by his mother. His Father gave him skills and his mother gave him moral support. Made him worthy so that he could take the right decision for himself. She always used to understand that what you want to become today and walking on this path, where will you reach tomorrow? It should be prepared in advance and then stick to it.

Pablo used to write Ruiz Picasso in front of his name, which took “Ruiz” from the name of the father and “Picasso” from the name of the mother.  However, by 1901, he had left Ruiz title of father entirely.

Famous Paintings

Les Demoiselles d’Avignon (first cubist painting),  Fruit Dish (1909), Portrait of Ambroise Vollard (1910), Ma Jolie known as Woman with a Guitar (1911–12), Three Musicians (1921, Woman in White (1923), Guernica (1937) (25 feet wide and 11 feet high canvas.

Picasso love life Controversy

Picasso married twice, once to dancer Olga Khoklova and then to Jacqueline Roque.

There are rumors, Picasso had many affairs in his life, and many girls came into his life and became a part of his personal and professional life.

Picasso’s politics controversy

Picasso proclaimed publicly that he was a Communist in 1947.  In 1953, The Soviet government banished his works because his portrait of Joseph Stalin (1879–1953) caused an uproar in the Communist Party’s leadership.

Picasso had been in exile from his native Spain since 1939 because of Generalissimo Francisco Franco’s (1892–1975) dislike.


He received the worldwide Lenin Peace Prize twice, once in 1950 and again in 1961.

He was the most renowned and successful artist. Picasso devoted 90% of his life to the arts, contributing significantly and paralleling modern art’s true growth and development in the twentieth century.

What we learn from Picasso

Those who watch his life closely also say that It was not easy for an ordinary boy to rise above ‘Pablo’ to make an indelible identity in the art world named ‘Picasso’.

It was his effort and desire to do something different that he used to bring a new way even after learning from the artist of his time. The way he used to swirl the brush on the canvas with precise hands, in the same way, he rode his life too. He knew from the beginning what he had to do, from this we know he is visionary.

Pablo took a different route and try a lifelong process of innovation and experimentation. From Picasso’s ceramics to etchings, pastel paintings, lithographs, and linocuts, all his artwork was a testament to his artistic skills.

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