Picasso, Pablo

[ (pi-kah-soh) ]

A twentieth-century Spanish-born painter, the most famous and influential of all modern artists. Picasso was one of the originators of cubism, though in the course of his long career, he painted, drew, and sculpted in many other styles as well. Among his best-known works is the painting Guernica, which protests the savagery of war.

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