Pablo Ruiz Picasso is regarded as one of the most influential artists of the 20th century. Picasso is best known for his extraordinary and revolutionary artwork. One should understand the excellence of Picasso by knowing that several paintings by this legendary artist rank among the most expensive paintings in the world.
Picasso was born on 25 October 1881 into a middle-class family in Spain. He spent most of his adult life as an artist in France. Picasso demonstrated extraordinary artistic talent in his early years. Before the age of 50, this revolutionary artist had become the most well known name in modern art. Throughout the long course of his career, he tried various range of styles in his paintings and created more than 20,000 piece of artworks including paintings, drawings and sculptures.
He is also known for co-founding the Cubist movement. Picasso had a mass following of fans, which no other artists prior to Picasso had. His work is often categorized into periods. Picasso’s revolutionary artistic accomplishments had put tremendous impact on art and today he is considered as the “Father of modern art”.
Picasso died at the age of 91 in April 1973, but still he is the most respected name in artistic world.