Picasso was born on the 25th October 1881 in Malaga, in southern Spain.
Picasso's father decided to send the young artist to Madrid’s Royal Academy of San Fernando, the country's foremost art school. In 1897, Picasso, age 16, set off for the first time on his own, but he disliked formal instruction and quit attending classes soon after enrollment.
Paris was the desired destination of young artists, and in October 1900, Picasso made his first trip there. Pablo Picasso continued to create art and maintain an ambitious schedule in his later years, work would keep him alive. He died on April 8, 1973, at the age of 91, in Mougins, France.