Picasso began to paint at the young age of seven while assisted by his father. He was an artistic prodigy: at 14 years old he completed the one-month qualifying examination of the Academy of Fine Arts in Barcelona, in one single day. He studied in Barcelona and Madrid. Pablo Picasso, the inventor of Cubism, along with Georges Braque, was probably the most famous artist of the twentieth century.
His artistic career lasted almost 75 years. An extremely prolific artist, in his lifetime he created literally thousands of works in many different mediums. Picasso changed the face of Modern Art, more profoundly than any other artist of his time. He died on April 8, 1973 in Mougins, France at the age of 91.
"Youth has no age."
"Colors, like features, follow the changes of the motions."
"Computers are useless. They can only give you answers."
"Everything you can imagine is real."
"Give me a museum and I'll fill it."
"We don't grow older, we grow riper."
"Taste is the enemy of creativeness."
"Bad artist copy. Good artist steal."
"I'd like to live like a poor man with lots of money."
"Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up."