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(b Málaga, 25 Oct. 1881; d Mougins, nr. Cannes, 8 Apr. 1973). Spanish painter, sculptor, printmaker, draughtsman, ceramicist, and designer, active mainly in France, the most famous, versatile, prolific, and influential artist of the 20th century. Although it is conventional to divide his work into certain phases, all such divisions are to some extent arbitrary, as his energy and imagination were such that he often worked simultaneously on a wealth of themes and in a variety of styles.

Text Source: The Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists (Oxford University Press)