Francis Picabia

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Birthday
22, 1879
Birthplace
Paris, France
Death Date
Nov 30, 1953 (74)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
22, 1879
Birthplace
Paris, France
Death Date
Nov 30, 1953 (74)

About

French painter associated with Dada, Surrealism, and Cubism and known for works such as "Horses" from 1911 and "Tarentelle" from 1912.

Before Fame

He studied at the Ecole des Arts Decoratifs in the 1890s under Fernand Cormon and later joined a Parisian artists' society known as the Puteaux Group.

Trivia

He was a close friend of the writer Gertrude Stein during the 1930s.

Family Life

He was born in Paris to a Cuban-Spanish father and a French mother. He was only seven when his mother died of tuberculosis.

Associated With

His work was influenced by the art of Henri Matisse.

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