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Pablo Picasso

Painter, Sculptor (25-Oct-1881 — 8-Apr-1973)


Anne Baldassari. Picasso: Life with Dora Maar: Love and War, 1935-1945. Flammarion. 2006. 317pp.

Elizabeth Cowling. Picasso: Style and Meaning. Phaidon Press. 2002. 703pp.

Guy Davenport (editor). The Death of Picasso: New & Selected Writing. Shoemaker & Hoard Publishers. 2003. 400pp.

Michael C. FitzGerald. Making Modernism: Picasso and the Creation of the Market for Twentieth-Century Art. University of California Press. 1996. 324pp.

Michael C. FitzGerald. Picasso and American Art. Yale University Press. 2006. 400pp.

Jack D. Flam. Matisse and Picasso: The Story of Their Rivalry and Friendship. Westview Press. 2003. 276pp.

Dan Franck. Translated by Cynthia Liebow. Bohemian Paris: Picasso, Modigliani, Matisse, and the Birth of Modern Art. Grove Press. 2003. 448pp.

Susan Grace Galassi. Picasso's Variations on the Masters: Confrontations with the Past. Harry N, Abrams. 1996. 238pp.

Françoise Gilot; Carlton Lake. Life with Picasso. Virago. 1990. 348pp.

Christopher Green. Picasso: Architecture and Vertigo. Yale University Press. 2005. 299pp.

Gijs Van Hensbergen. Guernica: The Biography of a Twentieth-Century Icon. Bloomsbury Publishing. 2004. 373pp. A history of one of Picasso's most celebrated paintings.

Arianna Huffington. Picasso: Creator and Destroyer. Simon and Schuster. 1988. 558pp.

Brigitte Leal; Christine Piot; Marie-Laure Bernadac. The Ultimate Picasso. Harry N. Abrams. 2003. 552pp.

Norman Mailer. Portrait of Picasso As a Young Man: An Interpretive Biography. New York: Grove/Atlantic. 1995.

Arthur I. Miller. Einstein, Picasso: Space, Time and the Beauty That Causes Havoc. Basic Books. 2002. 368pp.

Patrick O'Brian. Picasso: A Biography. HarperCollins. 2003. 512pp.

Fernande Olivier. Translated by Christine Baker; Michael Raeburn. Loving Picasso: The Private Journal of Fernande Olivier. Harry N. Abrams. 2001. 296pp.

Diana Widmaier Picasso. Picasso: Art Can Only be Erotic. Prestel. 2005. 142pp.

Olivier Widmaier Picasso. Picasso: The Real Family Story. Prestel. 2004. 344pp.

Maurice Raynal. Picasso: Biographical and Critical Studies. Skira. 1959. 135pp.

Gertje Utley. Picasso: The Communist Years. Yale University Press. 2000. 268pp.


  1. The Battle for Picasso's Multi-Billion-Dollar Empire
    When he died, Pablo Picasso left behind some 45,000 works, all complicated by countless authentications, rights, and licensing deals. Milton Esterow delves into the challenges faced by the five surviving heirs and the simmering conflict between two of them.
    by Milton Esterow. Vanity Fair, Mar-2016.


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  7. 20th Century Culture: A Biographical Companion (p.598)

  8. International Dictionary of 20th Century Biography (p.559)

  9. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.1159)

  10. Penguin Companion to the Arts in the Twentieth Century (p.432)

  11. Benet's Readers Encyclopedia, 4th Edition (p.801)

  12. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.396)

  13. Who's Who in Modern History, 1860-1980 (p.263)

  14. St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture (vol.4, p.54)

  15. The Hutchinson Dictionary of Ideas (p.410)

  16. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.75)

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