8 Interesting Facts about Pablo Picasso You Did Not Know About

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1- Pablo Picasso was born on October 25, 1881, and died on April 8, 1973. His real name was Pablo Ruiz Picasso. His full name consists of 25 words.

2- Picasso was a famous Spanish painter, printmaker, & sculptor. He was also one of the most influential artists of the 20th century.

3- Picasso was an artist from birth; according to Picasso's mother, his first words were "Piz, Piz," which are Spanish words for "pencil."

4- Picasso's father was also an artist. His father was a naturalistic painter who specialized in depictions of birds and other game.

5- Picasso started taking early art lessons from his father at the age of seven. Initially, he learned to make figure drawings and oil paintings.

6- In 1890, at the age of 9, Picasso made his first oil painting, "The Picador." (Painting of a man riding a horse.)

7- At the age of 15, Picasso made his first major painting, which is considered an "academic" work. The name of the painting was "First Communion."

8- Throughout his life, Picasso created over 147,800 masterpieces. This includes 13,500 paintings, 100,000 prints, sculptures, ceramics, and illustrations.

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