(Pablo Ruiz Picasso, Malaga, 1881 - Moulins, France, 1973) Spanish artist. Son of the artist Jose Ruiz Blasco, in 1895 he moved with his family to Barcelona, where the young artist was surrounded by a group of artists andwriters, among which include the painters Ramon Casas and Santiago Rusiñol, with whom he used to meet at the bar Els Quatre Gats.
Pablo Picasso was born in Malaga, Spain on October 25,1881. His father was professor of drawing and his name was Jose Ruiz Blasco, so he took the surname of hismother, Maria Picasso, to make him famous worldwide.
Painting of Picassos career places him in a privileged place in the history of contemporary art, both for its technical capacity forcreating, along with Georges Braque, the Cubist style, which will break with artistic tradition that had dominated Western art since the Renaissance. His life is, however, so long and so full of artistic vagaries his figure may be key to understanding the history of twentieth century painting.