October 25, 1881:
·Pablo Ruiz Picasso born in Málaga, Spain
·Enters classes at the art school in La Coruña, Spain
·Picasso's father lands a job at La Lonja, the art
school in Barcelona
·Passes La Lonja entrance exam
·"Science and Charity" wins a gold medal at the Exposición
de Bellas Artes in Málaga
·Picasso enters the Academia Real de San Fernando in
June, 1898: P
·icasso goes with Pallarés to Horta de Ebro
·Picasso returns from Horta de Ebro to Barcelona and
begins to frequent Els Quatre Gats
February 1, 1900:
·Picasso's exhibition of drawings at Els Quatre Gats
·Picasso and Casagemas leave together for Paris
February 17, 1901:
·Casagemas commits suicide in Paris
June 24, 1901:
·Picasso's show opens at the Galerie Vollard
·Blue Period begins
·Picasso moves back to Paris from Barcelona, shares
difficult times with Jacob
November 15, 1902:
·Picasso's show opens at the Berthe Weill gallery
·Begins painting "La Vie"
·Moves into the Bateau-Lavoir
·Meets Apollinaire and Olivier
·Meets Stein. Fauves debut at the Salon d'Automne.
·Begins carving wooden sculptures
·Meets Braque through Apollinaire
·Begins painting "Les Demoiselles d'Avignon"
·Vacations with Olivier in Horta de Ebro
·Picasso and Olivier move into 11 boulevard de Clichy,
near the Place Pigalle
·Paints with Braque in Céret
·Makes "Still Life with Chair Caning"
·Apollinaire publishes Les Peintres cubistes.
Armory Show in New York.
·Beginning of World War I
December 14, 1915:
·Apollinaire returns to Paris, wounded
·Meets Diaghilev and begins work on Parade
·Goes to Rome with Cocteau, working on Parade, meets
July 12, 1918:
·Paints "Three Musicians" and "Three Women at the Spring," two
versions of each
February 4, 1921:
·Birth of Paulo
·Paints "The Dance"
November 14, 1925:
·First Surrealist group show opens
·Metal sculptures with González
·Paints "The Crucifixion" after Grünewald
·Paints "The Dream"
·Separation from Koklova
October 5, 1935:
·Birth of Maïa
·Meets Maar and becomes friends with Éluard
July 14, 1936:
·Contributes to Popular Front festivities
July 18, 1936:
·Spanish Civil War begins
April 26, 1937:
·Guernica bombed; "Guernica" begun soon after
·MOMA acquires "Les Demoiselles d'Avignon" for major retrospective.
Photographs of Picasso in Paris appear in Life magazine.
World War II begins.
·German forces occupy Paris
·Begins writing Desire Caught by the Tail
March 19, 1944:
·Private performance of Desire Caught by the
·World War II ends
October 5, 1944:
·Joins Communist Party
May 15, 1947:
·Birth of Claude
April 19, 1949:
·Birth of Paloma
·Moves into La Californie villa at Cannes
February 11, 1955:
·Buys the Château de Vauvenargues
March 2, 1961:
April 8, 1973:
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