Picasso An Intimate Portrait
  • Imprint: Tate Publishing
  • Publication Date: October 16, 2018
  • Price: $40.00
  • Trim Size: 7 x 9 12
  • ISBN: 978-1-84976-589-3
  • EAN: 9781849765893
  • Page Count: 320
  • Illustrations: 60 color illustrations and 85 black-and-white photographs
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Rights: North America

This biography paints a riveting portrait of Pablo Picasso (1881–1973), examining both his strengths and shortcomings as husband, lover, and father. Olivier Widmaier Picasso’s unique insight into the life of one of the 20th century’s most influential artists details not only Picasso’s hopes, fears, and regrets, but also his certainties and commitments, his unique audacity, his happiness, and his conflicts. Picasso: An Intimate Portrait is a detailed study of a lifetime dedicated to art, in which the author skillfully captures the real man at the heart of the many fictions and legends that the artist inspired. This masterful text is illustrated with a wealth of drawings, engravings, paintings, and sculptures, as well as many rarely seen and personal photographs by David Douglas Duncan, Edward Quinn, André Villers, Lucien Clergue, Man Ray, Michel Sima, and Robert Capa, among others.


"If you can’t make it to the Tate’s new Picasso exhibition, dive into this book instead. This riveting biography by the artist’s grandson is an in-depth study of a lifetime dedicated to art. With exciting insights into the 20th century’s most influential artist, and rarely seen personal photographs, this book is an incredible exploration of a man who shook the world. Think you know everything about Picasso? Think again."
Daily Mail

About the author

Olivier Widmaier Picasso is the son of Maya Picasso, daughter of the artist and Marie-Thérèse Walter, Picasso’s companion from 1927 to 1944. He was awarded the Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres, one of France’s highest honors, in 2011.