Pablo Picasso 1881 - 1973 Spanish Polymath
Pablo Picasso Spanish: 25 October 1881 – 8 April 1973. Painter - sculptor- printmaker – ceramicist - stage designer - poet and playwright. One of the greatest and most influential artists of the 20th century, co-founding the Cubist movement, the invention of constructed sculpture, the co-invention of collage, and for the wide variety of styles that he helped develop and explore..
Picasso demonstrated extraordinary artistic talent in his early years, painting in a realistic manner through his childhood and adolescence. During the first decade of the 20th century, his style changed as he experimented with different theories, techniques, and ideas. His work is often categorised into periods. While the names of many of his later periods are debated, the most commonly accepted periods in his work are the Blue Period (1901–1904), the Rose Period (1904–1906), the African-influenced Period (1907–1909), Analytic Cubism (1909–1912), and Synthetic Cubism (1912–1919).