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            PABLO  PICASSO     
            1881–1973

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Perhaps best described by ARTnews as "creativity personified," Spanish-born Pablo Picasso was arguably the most influential artist of the twentieth century and the central figure in the development of Cubism. Although his work Les Demoiselles d'Avignon (1907) was not publicly seen until 1937, it is considered the most revolutionary painting of his career and the true beginning of Cubism. Surrealist artist and champion of modern art Roland Penrose once declared that chiefly because of Picasso, "the conception of art as a powerful emotional medium, rather than a speech for the perfection of ideal forms of beauty, has become accepted among the artists of our time." This photograph was taken by Albert E. Gallatin, a noted art collector who collected Picasso's work

Albert E. Gallatin (1881/82-1952)
Gelatin silver print, 1934
Published November 18, 1939
ARTnews Collection, New York City
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