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Pablo Ruiz Picasso was born on October 25, 1881 in Málaga, Spain.

A photo shows him at the age of six with his younger sister. She is obedient and he is supremely self-confident.

He drew all the time, even in school where he filled the margins of textbooks with drawings.

Here’s a page showing pigeon studies and a drawing of a bullfight, possibly  done from memory, at the age of about 9.

When he was fourteen, his father, an art teacher and successful painter, handed him his own brushes and paints because Pablo had surpassed him.

Picasso’s self-portrait at fifteen:

He was a serious young man, here at eighteen:

In his self-portrait at twenty, he’s already mature:

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