Pablo Picasso

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A Spanish painter, sculptor, printmaker, ceramicist and stage designer, Picasso is remembered as the most famous, versatile, prolific and influential artist of the 20th century. His revolutionary art brought him universal renown and immense fortune.

Picasso demonstrated extraordinary artistic talent in his early years, painting in a realistic manner through his childhood and adolescence.

'When I was a child, my mother said to me, 'If you become a soldier, you'll be a general. If you become a monk, you'll end up as the pope.' Instead, I became a painter and wound up as Picasso.'

During the first decade of the 20th century, his style changed as he experimented with different theories, techniques, and ideas.  By the 1920s Picasso had established himself as a world famous painter and from that time on his reputation and status continued to grow.

Picasso is less well known for his printmaking though it was one of his many talents.  Picasso created lithographs, etchings, drypoints, lino cuts and woodcuts.  Always searching for something new, he experimented a lot with these techniques. Some of Picasso’s graphic works are combinations of several techniques.
 
In 1905, Picasso created his first prints – a series of 15 drypoints and etchings. More graphic works were produced in the early 1930s. But it was in the years after World War II that most of Picasso’s prints were created.
La Famille des Saltimbanques
La Famille des Saltimbanques
41 x 49 cm
Original Etching Edition (Dual Signed)