1881: Pablo Ruiz Picasso was born on October 25, 1881, in Malaga, Spain, Son of Jose Ruiz B lasco, an art teacher (1838-1913) and Maria Picasso Lopez (1855- 1939) 1884: Birth of the first sister, Dolores (Lola) 1887: Birth of the second sister, Concepcion (Conchita) 1888 / 89: Started painting tutored by his father. 1891: Translated La Coru~na, where his father worked as an art teacher. The death of his sister Conchita. 1892: Enters school of Bella's Arts in La Coru~na. His father taught him.

1895: He was an Advanced student of the Barcelona Academy of the fine arts from the age of 14, He experimented in his youth with hardly all of the avant-garde styles current at the turn of the century, an early demonstration of his life long ability to assimilate aesthetic ideas and to work in a variety of styles. He painted ' Girl with bear feet' (Paris) 1897: He transferred to Madrid for advance training; but he was an unimpressed by his tuition, and spent a great deal of time in Cafes and brothers. 1898: He won a gold medal for ' Customs of Aragon', which was exhibited in his native town. He painted ' Gypsy girl on the beach' 1901: Known as the ' Blue period' because of the blue tonality of Picasso's paintings were a time of frequent change of residence between Barcelona and Paris. During this period he would spend his days in Paris.

Studying the master works at the Louvers and his nights enjoying the company of fellow artist at cabarets like the Lapin Agile. 1903: In works such as the old guitarist (1903; art institute, Chicago) he created evocative portrayals of blind, impoverished, or despairing people in a predominantly blue palette. His use of blue as a motif was apparently derived from the symbolic importance of that color in the contemporary romantic writings of Maurice Maeterlinck and Oscar Wilde, whose work often derived its force from the depiction of madness or illness. 1904: Picasso entered into a relationship with Fernand e Oliver, who inspired many of his pre-cubist works, such as the painting ' woman with Loaves' End of the Blue Period. 1905: Marked a radical changing color and mood for Picasso. He became fascinated with the acrobat, clowns and wondering families of the circus worlds.

He started to paint. in subtle pinks and grays, often highlighted with brighter tones. This was known as his 'Rose period' 1906: His sculpture ' Head of a woman' (Philadelphia) pink shadows became browner in his remarkable portrait of Gertrude Stein (1906, New York) and ' La toilette' (1906, Buffalo). His interested in sculpture and his new enthusiasm for black art are reflected in the transitional painting' Two Nudes:' 1907: Picasso painted 'Demoiselles d Avignon', considered the watershed picture of the twentieth century, and met Georges Braque, the other leading figure of the cubist movement. The first full blown example of analytical Cubism-an attempt to render three-dimensions without resorting to perspective.

1908: Picasso joined with Braque and other like-minded artist to explore the representation of three-dimensional objects on a two- dimensional surface by means of overlapping planes. 1909: Its exclusive emphasis on formal, geometrical criteria contrasted sharply with the cult of colour espoused by the fauvists, of whom Braque was one before joining forces with Picasso in 1909. 1910: This early phase of the cubist movement, often called analytical cubism, is exemplified in the painting Ambrose Vol lard and the sculpture Woman's hade. 1911: He found that those fragments of naturalistic pictorial space and forms that remained were becoming less and less apparent. 1912: He Braque, and Juan Gris were introducing real materials such as chairs caning and wall paper-either the actual materials or painted facsimiles-into their works in what came to be know as collage.

This synthesis or reconstitution of reality, called synthetic Cubism, proved to be of fundamental importance to the development cubism soon because too formalized and dogmatic for Picasso. After the music-hall song score which appears in them, are examples of the last phase, coinciding with Picassos new love, Eva (Marcelle Humbert) 1913: Death of his father in Barcelona 1914: The outbreak of war in 1914 separated the two friends. 1915: Eva died in 1915, and Picasso painted 'Harlequin' (Barcelona) as an outlet for his grief. 1917: Picasso did the set and costume design for serge Diaghilev's ballet 'Parade'. During which time he met his future wife, Olga Kokholoven, a dancer. 1919: For Picasso the 1920 were years of rich artistic exploration and great productive.

He continued to design theater sets and painted in Cubist, classical and surreal modes such as his mother and child. 1921: Hillman collection, New York city. 1924: Le train bleu, in both Cubist and Neoclassical styles. 1925: The grotesque facial and bodily distortion of the 'three dancer' (London) foreshadows his major work. 1929: He pioneered wrought iron sculpture with his old friend Julio Gonzalez. 1935: On the fifth October Picassos second child this born, her name is Maria Concepcion every one calls Maya.

1937: In late April of 1937, the world learned the shocking news of the saturation bombing of the civilian target of Guernica, Spain by the Nazi Luftwaffe. Picasso responded with his great anti-war painting, 'Guernica'1939: Death of his mother in Barcelona. 1943: Meets young artist Francoise Gilt, he visit her frequently. 1947: He pursued new methods of lithography. 1950: The beginning of a number of large retrospective exhibits of his works. During this time he began a series of works conceived as free variations on old master paintings.

1960: He produced a monumental 50-foot sculpture for the Chicago Civic Center. 1961: He married the last of them, Jacqueline Roque. 1966: He created more than 50000 works. 1970: Picasso donated more than 800 of his works to the Berenguer de Aguilar Palace Museum in Barcelona. 1971: His 90 th birthday was celebrated by an exhibition of eight of his works in the works in the Louvre, Paris, in the 'Mona Lisa' normally hangs. 1973: Pablo Picasso died on April 8, 1973 in Mou gins, France at the age of 91..