Pablo Picasso is one of the most important artists of the 20th century. Before the age of 50, the Spanish born artist had become the most well-known name in modern art, with the most distinct style and eye for artistic creation. There had been few other artists who had such an impact on the art world, or had a mass following of fans and critics alike, as he did.
Picasso was born in Spain in 1881 and was raised there before going on to spend most of his adult life working as an artist in France. Throughout the long course of his career, he created more than 20,000 paintings, drawings, sculptures, ceramics and other items such as costumes and theatre sets.
Picasso is universally renowned as one of the most influential and celebrated artists of the twentieth century.