Pablo Ruiz Picasso (25 October 1881 in Málaga, Spain – 8 April 1973) was is Spanish painter and sculptor. He is considered the greatest artists of the 20th century. His full name is Pablo Diego José Francisco de Paula Juan Nepomuceno María de los Remedios Cipriano de la Santísima Trinidad Clito Ruiz y Picasso. He is best known as the co-founder of cubism. Cubism is when the artist breaks up objects and re-assembles them in abstract and geometric form. Pablo Picasso created over 50,000 artworks in his life.
Picasso could draw and paint when he was very young. After daddy and mama his first word was lápiz, the Spanish word for "pencil".
Perhaps his most famous painting's are Guernica (1937, Museo Reina Sofia) which shows the horrors of war after the bombing of the town of Guernica and Les Demoiselles d'Avignon (1907), (Museum of Modern Art, New York)
He was 90 years old when a number of his works were shown in an exhibition at the Louvre in Paris. He was the first living artist to have an exhibition at the Louvre.