Fun Facts About Pablo Picasso

Gathering facts about Pablo Picasso is as fun as studying his famous paintings. You probably know that Pablo Picasso was a cubist painter, but do you know who he was as a person? Pablo Picasso is one of those fascinating people with a colorful biography as interesting as his artwork.

Unique From Birth
Poor Pablo Picasso had an awfully long name to learn how to spell.  You may think your name is challenging, but try this one on for size. Picasso's given birth name is: Pablito Diego Jose Santiago Francisco de Paula Juan Nepomuceno Crispin Crispiniano de los Remedios Cipriano de la Santisima Trinidad Ruiz Blasco y Picasso Lopez. For years he went by "Ruiz." He assumed the name Pablo Picasso when he turned 19.

He Almost Didn't Make It
Picasso was so weak when his mother delivered him that the midwife mistook him for dead. Instead of trying to revive him, the midwife left Pablo on the table and invested time in attending his mother, who was weary from childbirth. It was Picasso's uncle who noticed the baby was alive and alerted his mother and the midwife.

A Rebel at Heart
Picasso was a rebel even in his school days. He wore long dresses and long hair, going against current fashions.

Picasso was an excellent art student, but he resisted other studies and was often disruptive. He was thrown into detention often, but he didn't mind because he was allowed a sketchpad, which he delighted in using.

He Was Once Accused of Stealing the Mona Lisa
When the Mona Lisa disappeared from the Louvre in 1911, a friend of Picasso's was arrested first. The friend pointed the finger at Picasso. Both men were questioned, and both men were found innocent.

He Liked Younger Women
In fact, he liked women who were much, much younger than he was. Picasso had many lovers and three wives. Most of the women he was involved with were significantly younger than he was. His second wife was 52 years younger.

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