Pablo Picasso was born October 25, 1881, in Malaga, Spain. He was born to a professor of drawing named José Ruiz Blasco and Maria Picasso López. Picasso was taught by his father to draw. His great talent for drawing became evident around the age of ten. He soon surpassed his fathers ability to draw. In 1895 Picasso and his family moved to Barcelona where he enroled in the local art academy. After this they moved to Madrid. In 1897 Picasso entered the Royal Academy of San Fernando. However he found the teaching there stupid and rather than doing his work he would draw what was around him. In 1899 Picasso broke from his art school education. He started to live on his own and show his creativity in his paintings. He spent most of his adult life working in France. Picasso was extremely prolific artist. He created more than 20,000 pieces of art in his life. His ability to make art in many different ways made him respected artist in his lifetime. The value of his art and him as an artist has continued to increase after his death. The growth growth of his art has cemented Picasso not only as one of the most important people in 20th century art but also one of the greatest artist of all time. Not only was he an artist he was an innovator of art. He co-created cubism. The cubist art movement vastly changed the landscape of art in Europe. Not only did it inspire other styles such as Futurism, Dada, and Constructionist, Cubism has lasting effects of the art world today. Picasso was a notorious womanizer who had countless relationships. Picasso died April, 8, 1973, in Mougins, France.