The medallion is in very good condition. The frame bears a tiny chip.
Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)
The Spanish painter, graphic artist and sculptor Pablo Picasso created a body of work of about 50,000 paintings, drawings, prints, sculptures and ceramics. He studied at the Royal Academy in Madrid and at the Art Academy in Barcelona, where his father taught. In 1901 Picasso had his first exhibition in a gallery in Paris, followed by numerous international exhibitions. The works from hisBlue and Rose period and the establishing of cubism along with Georges Braque marked the beginning of his extraordinary artistic career. The paintingLes Demoiselles d'Avignon (1907) is one of the best known works of Picasso. Like his monumental paintingGuernica (1937) no other work has marked the art of the 20th century. In honor of Picasso’s works, two museums, the Museu Picasso in Barcelona and the Musée Picasso in Antibes, were established during his lifetime. Famous for the diversity of his expressions, Pablo Picasso is one of the outstanding artists of the 20th century. (nlu)