Pablo Picasso 1881–1973

Pablo Picasso was born in Spain in 1881. From an early age, Picasso displayed a genius for drawing. His father trained him in both drawing and sculpture, and Picasso’s first exhibition occurred when he was just 13. In 1895, Picasso enrolled in the La Llotja Art School in Barcelona where he found success as an academic painter; his painting Science and Charity was awarded an honorable mention in 1897.

Picasso traveled to Paris in 1900 and the following year he began creating somber paintings in shades of blue, a time referred to as his Blue Period. In 1904 he officially moved to Paris and his color palette moved to warmer colors and subjects, and this time is now known as his Rose Period. In 1908, together with fellow artist Georges Braque, Picasso began to experiment with creating geometrically fragmented works in a style known as “Cubism.” Picasso continued in this genre until 1919, often incorporating paper collages into his cubist works. In 1939, Picasso had his first major retrospective, Picasso: Forty Years of his Art, at the Museum of Modern Art, New York. When the Nazis occupied Paris in 1940, Picasso switched to writing and poetry. After the war he began to create three dimensional works, notably designing and donating the Chicago Picasso to the City of Chicago in 1967. He died in 1973.

Auction Results Pablo Picasso

PABLO PICASSO, Oiseau No. 76 plate | ragoarts.com

Pablo Picasso

Oiseau No. 76 plate
estimate: $3,000–5,000
result: $4,062

PABLO PICASSO, Visage de Femme plate | ragoarts.com

Pablo Picasso

Visage de Femme plate
estimate: $10,000–15,000
result: $24,700

PABLO PICASSO, Chouette aux Taches vase | ragoarts.com

Pablo Picasso

Chouette aux Taches vase
estimate: $4,000–6,000
result: $13,750

PABLO PICASSO, Portraits Imaginaire | ragoarts.com

Pablo Picasso

Portraits Imaginaire
estimate: $700–900
result: $1,280

PABLO PICASSO, Yan Bandeau Noir pitcher | ragoarts.com

Pablo Picasso

Yan Bandeau Noir pitcher
estimate: $3,500–4,500
result: $6,250

PABLO PICASSO, Chouetton vase | ragoarts.com

Pablo Picasso

Chouetton vase
estimate: $3,000–4,000
result: $6,875

PABLO PICASSO, Anse Prise pitcher | ragoarts.com

Pablo Picasso

Anse Prise pitcher
estimate: $4,000–6,000
result: $6,875

PABLO PICASSO, Tête pitcher | ragoarts.com

Pablo Picasso

Tête pitcher
estimate: $2,000–3,000
result: $3,900

PABLO PICASSO, Hibou jug | ragoarts.com

Pablo Picasso

Hibou jug
estimate: $5,000–7,000
result: $11,250

PABLO PICASSO, Chouette vase | ragoarts.com

Pablo Picasso

Chouette vase
estimate: $10,000–15,000
result: $26,250

PABLO PICASSO, Chouette vase | ragoarts.com

Pablo Picasso

Chouette vase
estimate: $10,000–15,000
result: $13,750

PABLO PICASSO, Visage tankard | ragoarts.com

Pablo Picasso

Visage tankard
estimate: $2,600–3,000
result: $5,850

PABLO PICASSO, Sujet Poisson pitcher | ragoarts.com

Pablo Picasso

Sujet Poisson pitcher
estimate: $3,000–5,000
result: $6,875

PABLO PICASSO, Sujet Colombe vessel | ragoarts.com

Pablo Picasso

Sujet Colombe vessel
estimate: $2,500–3,500
result: $5,525

PABLO PICASSO, Gravé Gris pitcher | ragoarts.com

Pablo Picasso

Gravé Gris pitcher
estimate: $8,000–12,000
result: $18,200

PABLO PICASSO, Tête Carrée pitcher | ragoarts.com

Pablo Picasso

Tête Carrée pitcher
estimate: $2,000–3,000
result: $6,250

PABLO PICASSO, Têtes pitcher | ragoarts.com

Pablo Picasso

Têtes pitcher
estimate: $2,000–3,000
result: $5,625

PABLO PICASSO, Hibou pitcher | ragoarts.com

Pablo Picasso

Hibou pitcher
estimate: $3,000–5,000
result: $8,125

PABLO PICASSO, Losange au Barbu and Ovale avec L'Oeil A tiles | ragoarts.com

Pablo Picasso

Losange au Barbu and Ovale avec L'Oeil A tiles
estimate: $1,800–2,200
result: $2,375

PABLO PICASSO, Tête de Chèvre en Profil plate | ragoarts.com

Pablo Picasso

Tête de Chèvre en Profil plate
estimate: $3,000–5,000
result: $5,937

PABLO PICASSO, Deux Danseurs plate | ragoarts.com

Pablo Picasso

Deux Danseurs plate
estimate: $2,000–3,000
result: $3,380

PABLO PICASSO, Picador plate | ragoarts.com

Pablo Picasso

Picador plate
estimate: $1,000–1,500
result: $3,120

PABLO PICASSO, Visage jug | ragoarts.com

Pablo Picasso

Visage jug
estimate: $2,000–3,000
result: $3,500

PABLO PICASSO, Visage tankard | ragoarts.com

Pablo Picasso

Visage tankard
estimate: $3,500–4,500
result: $8,125