Pablo Picasso Net Worth

Pablo Picasso Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Pablo Picasso net worth is
$500 Million

Pablo Picasso Wiki Biography

Born as Pablo Diego José Francisco de Paula Juan Nepomuceno María de los Remedios Cipriano de la Santísima Trinidad Ruiz y Picasso on the 25th October 1881, in Malaga, Spain, but known to the world as Pablo Picasso, he was a renowned painter, sculptor and poet, producing works such as “Les Demoiselles d’Avignon” (1907), “Guernica” (1937), and “The Weeping Woman” (1937), among many others. Pablo`s career was active from 1900 until the 1970s, during which he created more than 50,000 works, including paintings, sculptures, drawings, ceramics, prints rugs and tapestries. Picasso passed away in 1973.

Have you ever wondered how rich Pablo Picasso was, at the time of his death? According to sources, it has been estimated that Picasso`s net worth was as high as $500 million, an amount he accumulated through utilising his many talents.

Pablo Picasso Net Worth $500 Million

Pablo was named in an honor of Spanish saints and some of his relatives; he was the son of María Picasso y López and Don José Ruiz y Blasco, who was a painter and sculptor, in whose footsteps he soon followed. Pablo`s first word was piz piz – pencil in Spanish – and when he turned seven, his father began training him in painting fundamentals. In 1891, Pablo`s family moved to La Coruna, where his father became a professor in the School Of Fine Arts. Pablo`s painting quickly improved, and his father was impressed enough to think that Pablo had surpassed him already.

Four year after they moved to La Coruna, Pablo`s sister Conchita died of diphtheria, which left Pablo severely depressed; to help him, his father convinced officials of the academy to let Pablo take the student entry test, which Pablo finished in a week instead of the usual month, and so became a part of the academy at just 13 years old. Because of his age, he didn`t like the lessons, and was criticized for his behavior, but still managed to matriculate.

At 16, his father and uncle sent him to Spain’s most notable art school, the Royal Academy of San Fernando in Madrid. However, Pablo soon stopped attending classes, as he was bored by the learning material, and focused on finding interest elsewhere, including museums such as the Prado, where works from artists including Francisco Goya, Diego Velasquez and Francisco Zurbaran were displayed. He admired most the works of El Greco, whose style subsequently influenced Pablo`s later works.

Before the 1900s, Pablo`s works were in the shadow of other artists, mostly because of his age, but as he became older, his works became more appreciated. His career has been divided into several periods, each determined by the style of his paintings. The Blue Period began in 1901, and lasted until 1904, which gave the world some of the Picaso`s most notable works, such as “La Vie” (1903), “The Blindman’s Meal” (1903), “Celestina” (1903), and “The Frugal Repast” (1904), among other paintings.

Then came Pablo`s Rose Period, from 1904 until 1906, during which he used lighter colors, such as pink and orange, best depicted in works such as “Garçon à la pipe” (1905), “Au Lapin Agile” (1905), and “Portrait of Gertrude Stein” (1906).

In 1907, Pablo became a part of an art gallery in Paris, opened by German art historian and collector Daniel-Henry Kahnweiler, and started his African-influenced Period, which gave the world one of the Picaso`s most famous paintings “Les Demoiselles d’Avignon”.

Known as the father of Cubism, Picasso and fellow painter Georges Braque created the new style, using monochrome brownish and neutral colors. Some of his most notable works of this period include “Girl with a Mandolin” (1910), “Figure dans un Fauteuil” (1909), “Three Musicians” (1921), among many others.

Pablo stayed active during the 1920s and 1930s, succumbing to classicism and surrealism, completing painting such as “Guernica”, which has been one of his most popular works.

When World War II started, Picasso not only painted, but also ventured into writing, and created plays such as “Desire Caught By The Tail”(1941) and “The Four Little Girls” (1949), and wrote some of his more than 300 poems, which were described as erotic, gustatory and scatological.

Following the end of the World War II, he also started his career as a sculptor, creating such works as “Chicago Picasso”, which he donated to the people of Chicago, and a series of sculptures based on the picture “Las Meninas” by Diego Velasquez. Furthermore, he created sculptures based on paintings by such artists as Manet, Goya and others.

Picasso stayed active until the 1970s, mixing his previous styles with new ones, incorporating all into his paintings, and so creating Neo-Expressionism, without even being aware of it.

With the fame came fortune, as his works sold for around $100 million, including “Nude, Green Leaves and Bust” (1932), which was sold for $106.5 million, “Garcon a la Pipe” (1905), for $104 million, and “Dora Maar au Chat” for $95.2 million, which only increased his net worth. His paintings command huge figures when available to purchase.

When it comes to his personal life, Pablo was married twice; his first wife was Olga Khokhlova, with whom he was married from 1918 until 1955; the couple had one child. His second marriage was with Jacqueline Roque, from 1961 until his death; the couple didn`t have children.

Apart from marriages, Picasso had several mistresses, with some of whom he had children; Marie-Thérèse Walter was the mother of his daughter Maria de la Concepcion Picasso, and Françoise Gilot, who was 40 years younger than him, gave birth to Anne Paloma Picasso and Claude Pierre Pablo Picasso.
Pablo Picasso passed away in Mougins, France on 8 April 1973, and was interred at his property near Aix-en-Provence.

Politically Picasso was a Republican sympathiser during the Spanish civil war, and joined the French communist party in 1944, which caused some conflict with fellow artists, and which of influenced the denial French citizenship.

Full NamePablo Picasso
Net Worth$500 Million
Date Of BirthOctober 25, 1881
DiedApril 8, 1973, Mougins, France
Place Of BirthMálaga, Spain
Height5 ft 4 in (1.63 m)
ProfessionArtist, Painter, Sculptor, Printmaker, Set Designer, Visual Artist
EducationReal Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando
SpouseJacqueline Roque (m. 1961–1973), Olga Khokhlova (m. 1918–1955)
ChildrenPaloma Picasso, Claude Pierre Pablo Picasso, Maya Widmaier-Picasso, Paul Joseph Picasso
ParentsJosé Ruiz y Blasco, María Picasso y López
SiblingsLola Picasso, Conchita Picasso
NicknamesPicasso , Picaso , Pablo Diego José Francisco de Paula Juan Nepomuceno María de los Remedios Cipriano de la Santísima Trinidad Ruiz y Picasso , Pablo Ruiz y Picasso
AwardsLenin Peace Prize
MoviesWie man Wünsche beim Schwanz packt
1Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.
2I'm always doing things I've never done before, that's how I get to do them.
3There are painters who transform the sun into a yellow spot, but there are others who - thanks to their art and intelligence - transform a yellow spot into the sun.
4[reportedly his last words] Drink to me. Drink to my health. You know I can't drink anymore.
5Two boys arrived yesterday with a pebble they said was the head of a dog and I pointed out that it was really a typewriter.
6The genius of [Albert Einstein] leads to Hiroshima.
7Give me a museum and I'll fill it.
8Many people say they don't like my art because they don't understand it. Well, I don't understand Chinese, but that doesn't mean I don't like it.
9You should have an idea of what it is you want to do . . . but it should be a vague idea.
10It isn't necessary to paint a man with a gun. An apple can be just as revolutionary.
11Good artists borrow, great artists steal.
12Everyone wants to understand painting. Why is there no attempt to understand the song of the birds?
13Good taste is the enemy of creativity.
14When I was a child, my mother said to me, "If you become a soldier, you'll be a general. If you become a monk, you'll end up as the Pope." Instead, I became a painter and wound up as Picasso.
1Billionaire Casino mogul Steve Wynn purchased "Le Reve", a portrait of Picasso's mistress Marie-Therese Walter, for $48m in 1997. In 2006 Wynn agreed to sell the painting to Billionaire Hedge Fund Mogul Steve Cohen. But later, at a celebratory get-together, Steve Wynn accidentally put his elbow through it. The sale was postponed so that the $45m worth of damage could be repaired, and the painting was eventually sold to Cohen in 2013 at a price of $155m, 16m more than it would have sold for in 2006.
2Grandfather of Olivier Widmaier Picasso.
3Was a Communist, ironic in light of his being the world's wealthiest artist at the time of his death in 1973, leaving an estate valued at between $100 million and $260 million ($442 million and $1.15 billion in 2005 dollars).
4A Rose Period Picasso that Gone with the Wind (1939) financier John Hay Whitney had bought for $30,000 in 1950, "Boy With a Pipe," was auctioned off in 2004 for a record $104.2 million, the proceeds left over from the $93-million bid price to fund the charitable Greentree Foundation established by his wife Betsey Cushing Whitney after his death.
5He is the subject of the songs "Picasso's Last Words (Drink to Me)" by Wings, "Pablo Picasso" by Jonathan Richman and The Modern Lovers and "Picasso and Me" by Gretchen Peters (which is written from the point of view of Picasso's cat). He is also mentioned in the song "Big Wedge" by former Marillion singer Fish (a UK Top 40 single in 1990).
6Picasso's liaison with Marie-Thérèse Walter produced one daughter: Maya Widmaier Picasso (aka "Maya (Maria de la Concepcion) Picasso"), born 1932. Another liaison with artist Françoise Gilot produced Claude Picasso (born 1947) and Paloma Picasso born 1949.
7One son by wife Olga, a Russian ballerina: Paulo Picasso, born 1919.
8Recognized as the world's most prolific painter by the Guinness Book of World Records: during a career that lasted 78 years he produced an estimated 13,500 paintings or designs, 100,000 prints or engravings, 34,000 book illustrations and 300 sculptures or ceramics, making a total of 147,800 works of art.
9He has had more auction sales than any other artist: as of May 1999 his works had been sold 3,595 times for a total worth of $1.23 billion. His most valuable painting was "Femme aux bras croises" (1902), sold for $55.6 million at Christie's on 8/11/2000, making it the most valuable painting made in the 20th century. More of his paintings--190 of them at last count--have sold for over $1 million than those of any other artist.
10An estimated 350 of his works have been stolen, more than any other artist.
11Born at 11:15pm-LMT

Art Department

Picasso and Dance2005TV Movie painter: stage curtain for "Le Train bleu" / painter: stage curtain for "Le Tricorne"
Something's Gotta Give2003artwork
Sister Wendy at the Norton Simon Museum2002TV Movie art work
Aale Tynni tarinain lähteellä1987TV Movie documentary art
Bitka na Neretvi1969painter: original artwork - uncredited
Black Fox: The True Story of Adolf Hitler1962Documentary art
Le mystère Picasso1956Documentary painter: original artwork - uncredited


Ten Modern Artists1964TV Mini-SeriesSubject
Testament of Orpheus1960Un ami d'Orphée (uncredited)


Wie man Wünsche beim Schwanz packt1971TV Movie story

Animation Department

Bitka na Neretvi1969painter

Costume Designer

Picasso and Dance2005TV Movie costume designer - segment ": "Le Tricorne"

Production Designer

Picasso and Dance2005TV Movie segment "Le Tricorne"


The Maestro: King of the Cowboy Artists1995Documentary short special thanks


Manitas de Plata, príncipe de Camargue1971TV Movie documentaryHimself
Our World1967TV Movie documentaryHimself
Sunday Night1965TV Series documentaryHimself - Subject
Picasso: Sir Kenneth Clark at the Tate Gallery1960TV MovieHimself - Subject
Monitor1960TV Series documentaryHimself - Subject, 'Picasso'
En direct de...1956TV Series documentaryHimself
Le mystère Picasso1956DocumentaryHimself
Life Begins Tomorrow1950DocumentaryThe Artist
Bezoek aan Picasso1949Documentary shortHimself
La Garoupe1937Documentary shortHimself

Archive Footage

Ochéntame... otra vez2016TV Series documentaryHimself
Million Dollar American Princesses2016TV Mini-SeriesHimself
Picasso, naissance de l'icône2015DocumentaryHimself
Steve Jobs2015Himself (uncredited)
The Culture Show2014TV Series documentaryHimself
Cocteau Marais - Un couple mythique2013TV Movie documentaryHimself
Les artistes et le parti, 1945 - 19682013TV Movie documentaryHimself
Secrets d'histoire2013TV Series documentaryHimself
The Untold History of the United States2012TV Series documentaryHimself - Artist
For No Good Reason2012DocumentaryHimself
Public Speaking2010Documentary
Cannes, 60 ans d'histoires2007TV Movie documentaryHimself
20 heures le journal2007TV SeriesHimself
Protagonistas del recuerdo2006TV SeriesHimself
La imagen de tu vida2006TV SeriesHimself
Sendung ohne Namen2002TV Series documentaryHimself
Matisse-Picasso2002TV Movie documentaryHimself
Legenden2001TV Series documentaryHimself
Biography of the Millennium: 100 People - 1000 Years1999TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself - #64
Paris Was a Woman1996DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
Yo Picasso1994TV Movie documentaryHimself
Pablo Picasso: Réminiscences1989TV Movie documentaryHimself
Notre Dame de la Croisette1981DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
Pablo Picasso Painter1981DocumentaryHimself
Picasso: A Painter's Diary1980TV Movie documentaryHimself
Titel, Thesen, Temperamente1971TV SeriesHimself
Alan Melville Takes You from A-Z1959TV SeriesHimself
Days of Our Years1950DocumentaryHimself

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