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Fast Facts: Pablo Picasso

  1. Born October 25th, 1881.
  2. Co-founded the Cubist movement.
  3. First word was “pencil”.
  4. Accused of stealing the “Mona Lisa”. Found innocent.
  5. Married twice. Had four children by three women.
  6. Style of art changed from more traditional in his teen years to Cubist in his adult.
  7. Anthony Hopkins played the part of Pablo in the movie, “Surviving Picasso” (1996).
  8. His painting "Nude, Green Leaves, and Bust" auctioned at Christie’s for 106.5 million US dollars.
  9. His work can be classed into six periods: Blue; Rose; African-Influenced; Cubism; Classism & Realism; and Later works.
  10. He created around 50,000 works of art. Broken down into: 2,880 ceramic pieces; 1,885 paintings; 1,228 sculptures; 12,000 drawings, and thousands of prints, tapestries and also rugs.

*This information and more can be obtained at Wikipedia.

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