The Seated Harlequin 1923

Artist: Pablo Picasso

This is a reproduction

Picasso, born 25 October 1881 in Málaga, Spain, was a painter and one of the most influential artists of the 20th century. He spent most of his life in France.  Considered a radical in his work, he also worked as: a sculptor, printmaker, ceramicist and stage designer.

He displayed great talent for drawing at a very young age, despite being relatively poor – taught by his father until he surpassed him by 13 years of age.


At 14, he moved with his family to Barcelona, Spain, where he applied to the city’s School of Fine Arts. Then, at 16, moved to Madrid to attend the Royal Academy of San Fernando.

At the turn of the 20th century, Picasso moved to Paris, France to open his own studio. His career is often broken up into different periods by art critics and historians:

Blue Period (works such as Blue nude, La Vie, The Old Guitarist)

Rose Period (works such as Family at Saltimbanques, Gertrude Stein, Two Nudes)

Cubism (works such as Les Demoiselles d’Avignon, Three Women, Bread and Fruit Dish on a Table)

Classical Period (works such as The Pipes of Pan, The Race)

Surrealism (works such as Guernica)

You can find more information from Picasso’s biography page here.



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