Bio: No other name stands out more in 20th Century Art than Pablo Picasso. He was a prolific painter who created more than 20,000 works. His enterprise and innovation always kept him one step ahead of his contemporaries, as
Max Ernst once said, "No one can touch Picasso. He is genius incarnate"
From an early age his art was encouraged, and his father, himself a painter, nurtured Picasso's gift. Although his life was not entirely free of setbacks and financial difficulty he firmly established himself as the genius of the century. His works cover various periods, The Blue and Rose Periods of his early career, through the
Cubist and Classicist phases and the experiments of the 1930's, to his later involvement with politics in art. Latterly Picasso worked with variations on the
Old Master Paintings and then finally his energy was consumed by his