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By author: April Dammann
Number of Pages:  32
Dimensions:  4.3 X 6.8 Inches (US)
Original publication year:  2017
ISBN:  978-1-944038-17-5
Availability: In stock.

-Pablo Picasso was the most dominant and influential artist of the first half of the twentieth century. -Picasso pioneered Cubism, contributed to Symbolism and Surrealism, and worked in many mediums. -Picasso's personal life was colorful, dramatic, and bohemian. He continued to work until his death at the age of 91. -Picasso remains hugely popular and celebrated today, admired for his revolutionary work and ability to endlessly reinvent himself. -In 2015, Picasso's painting 'Les Femmes D'Alger" sold at auction for $170 million. -The Short Biographies series offers beautiful little hardcover books at an attractive price point. The concise life stories are accessible to sophisticated young adults as well as adults.
Arguably one of the most influential artists in the world, Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) led a life with epic appetites for art, experiences, and women. His art reads like a storyboard of his life - each period expressing responsiveness and exploration. Picasso came from an artistic family. His father, an art professor and painter, guided Pablo's art training. Picasso began receiving honors at an early age. Each of his tumultuous relationships with women coincided with a new period of artistic experimentation. Throughout his life, he revolutionized the art world, creating in paint, ceramics, sculpture, printmaking and poetry. The Short Biographies series from Applewood's Benna Books imprint features short, intriguing, and entertaining biographies of world-renowned figures. Each beautiful hardcover book includes an interesting retelling of a single person's life, suitable for young adults and adults alike. These little gems will become beloved souvenirs of a favorite artist or a memorable trip to a museum.
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