Pablo Diego José Francisco de Paula Juan Nepomuceno María de los Remedios Cipriano de la Santísima Trinidad Martyr Patricio Clito Ruíz y Picasso (yes, that’s Picasso’s full name) is one of the greatest and most influential artists of the 20th century. An artist-of-all-trades, Picasso’s focus was mainly painting, but he also dabbled in sculpture, ceramics, poetry, and more. He helped create cubism with Georges Braque. He spent the most of his life in France. As a child prodigy he first learned under his father and quickly surpassed him, eventually moving on to study at a prestigious academy. While he excelled at art, he failed in his other studies, so he dropped out and continued to develop and perfect his technical mastery. His style fluctuated with concurrent art periods, like the Blue Period and the Rose Period, until his death in the early 70’s. By then he had created a massive collection of expressive, beautiful art.