Pablo Picasso is regarded by many as the greatest 20th artist, applying his prodigious talent to an array of mediums - continually revolutionising art in the process of doing so. Born in 1881 he quickly displayed astonishing artistic prowess, enrolling in Barcelona’s School of Fine Arts aged just 13. Moving to Paris in 1900, the city would prove fertile ground for his artistic development. Cultivating a network of friends and patrons including Gertrude Stein, Henri Matisse and Georges Braque, Picasso would pioneer a number of styles, notably cubism which would redefine perceptions of objects in art. Success failed to dampen his revolutionary spirit and he would throughout his life experiment with new approaches, regularly anticipating the dominant styles of later periods. Dying in 1973, he left behind an estimated 50,000 artworks.